Two Canadian women rescued after being kidnapped in Ghana

Elias Hubbard
June 12, 2019

An Indian national was kidnapped at gunpoint in April in the same city.

They had been travelling in an Uber with a third Canadian woman.

The duo were rescued on Wednesday morning in an operation that involved national security operatives.

According to information gathered by DGN Online, there was exchange of gun fire between the kidnappers and the Ghanaian security operatives.

A Nigerian suspect is being held over the kidnapping of three girls in the Western regional capital, Takoradi, in 2018.

Two Canadian women who were abducted one week ago by gunmen outside a popular nightspot in Ghana have been rescued, the country's minister of information said on Wednesday.

Fresh details have emerged pointing to Nigerian masterminds behind the kidnapping of two Canadian girls who were volunteering in Ghana, JoyNews has learnt.

"Details of the operation and ongoing efforts to ensure that similar incidents are successfully resolved will be made available in a subsequent press briefing scheduled for 15:00 hours today", the statement read in part.

It would be recalled that two Canadians aged 19 and 20 respectively were kidnapped in the Ashanti Regional Capital of Kumasi last week.

The information ministry has sought to assure travellers that the West African nation remains safe despite a recent uptick in kidnappings for ransom.

The captors had ambushed the young women on a driveway at Ahodwo-Nhyiaeso near the Royal Gulf Club in Kumasi, whilst returning from a food joint in an Uber auto.

The Canadian government warns citizens to exercise a high degree of caution in Ghana "due to petty crime".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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