Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

National Security Operatives in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12, 2019,  have rescued the two (2) Canadian women recently kidnapped at Ahodwo, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. That’s according to a statement from the Information Ministry.

The two (2) Canadian women were kidnapped at Ahodwo in Kumasi by unidentified gunmen.

The two ladies , aged 19 and 20, have been working as volunteers for a charity.

The statement which was signed and issued by the Minister of Information, Kojo OPPONG Nkrumah, said 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.

Below is the press statement:

Date: June 12, 2019

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION,

P. O. BOX M 41, ACCRA

EMAIL: info.moi@moi.gov.gh

STATEMENT

RESCUE OF ABDUCTED CANADIANS

National Security Operatives in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June, 2019 completed an operation which successfully rescued the two (2) Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region.

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.

Government continues to encourage the media and commentators to be circumspect in public commentary on security matters in order not to compromise other related operations. Citizens and travellers are once again assured that Ghana remains safe.

END

Signed,
KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH (MP) MINISTER

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