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The Municipal Chief Executive of Ho, Prosper Pi-Bansah said the attack at the State Transport Corporation (STC) yard took him by surprise.
He said they did not think the secessionists group will attack the yard because the group target was on some national key installations like the market so security personnel were manning those places.
“We envisaged that they would target the market and some key [installations], so, there were security personnel manning [them] but this STC station was taken by surprise. Security agencies have beefed up security. I think because we have not mounted a security post here [STC], that is why they have taken it at the blindside. We didn’t know they will attack the STC yard. We were taken by surprise.” the MCE said.
Some members of the separatists group attacked the regional yard of the STC, kidnapping two drivers and setting a bus ablaze.
Mr. Pi-Bansah also said the group attacked the yard around 2am and destroyed two buses of the company.
“I’m right at the spot here now and the situation is not good to speak about. They’ve damaged two buses. Fortunately they were not able to damage eight, which were safely parked here. But I learnt the people were around 7:30 to observe, they stayed with the watchman and had a chat with him. They came around 2 am. There was a driver in the car, so they beat up the driver and took the watchman [hostage] even though there were no casualties recorded.” he added.
The MCE was speaking on Accra FM’s morning show, Ghana Yensom on Tuesday, September 26, 2020.
Source: Ghana Waves