Canadian women abducted in Ghana have been rescued


"Consular officials are providing assistance to the Canadians and their families". The two are volunteers with Youth Challenge International.

The police administration has disagreed with suggestions that it put in more effort in finding the two kidnapped Canadian girls as compared to the effort in finding the three missing Takoradi girls.

Ghana's Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, speaks during a news conference on the rescue of two Canadian women who were kidnapped last week in Kumasi, in Accra, Ghana June 12, 2019.

Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, both students working as volunteers in Ghana for an worldwide development organisation, Youth Challenge global, were allegedly abducted recently and taken to unknown destination by some gun-wielding men.

The pair had been volunteering for Formative years Field World, which confirmed their names as Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty.

Two Canadian women who were kidnapped in Ghana earlier this month have been rescued by security forces.

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The Canadian government stated in an email to CBC on Wednesday that it's "very relieved to confirm" the news of the rescue.

The chairman of Ghana's significant opposition birthday party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), became once expeditiously detained by police on Tuesday as a suspect in kidnappings.

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has vowed to score tricky motion to full the spate of abductions within the country.

No ransom was discussed or paid in the case, and there's no indication yet of any affiliation between the kidnappers and any religious or political group, the minister said. Police say later rescued him.

"By the end of the operation, the two Nigerians who were holding the women had been subdued and the third Nigerian believed to be the leader of the gang was arrested later at a separate location".

An Indian national was kidnapped and rescued in Kumasi last month, local media reported.