Canadian hostages rescued, no foreign asset involved – Oppong Nkrumah

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Canadian kidnapped girls rescued.
Minister of Information Kojo Oppong.

Ghana’s Minister of Information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said no external security experts were used to rescue two kidnapped Canadian women.

According to the Minister, the rescue team was made up of officials from the CID and BNI, among others.

He also stated that eight suspects, five Ghanaians and three Nigerian have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping.

The two women are currently undergoing medical treatment.

He told the media at a press briefing in Accra.

Read his Statement below;

“The operation involved the CID of Ghana Police Service, the Bureau of National Investigations, the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit of the National Security Council and Defence Intelligence. No foreign assets were involved in the operation.”

The two Canadian girls were rescued on Wednesday morning.

Kidnapping of girls

The Canadian girls were kidnapped at the Kumasi Royal Gulf Club, Ahodwo around 8:25 pm on June 4, 2019.

The Police in a statement on the matter said the two victims were aged 19 and 20 and “are volunteers with an NGO known as Youth Challenge International based here in Ghana.”

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