Canada thanks Ghana for rescuing its citizens
The Canadian Government has through its High Commission in Ghana expressed gratitude to the Ghana Police Service and the Ghanaian Government for rescuing two of its citizens.
The two Canadian women were rescued on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, after their abduction in Kumasi on June 4, 2019.
In a post on its official Facebook page, the Canadian High Commission said “thanks to the Ghana Police Service and the Government of Ghana for all efforts made to secure the safe release of the Canadians. We also appreciate the messages of support and concern from many Ghanaians and Canadians.”
Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, both students working as volunteers in Ghana for an international development organisation, Youth Challenge International, were allegedly abducted recently and taken to unknown destination by some gun-wielding men.
Meanwhile both girls have landed safely in their home country, according to a report by Starrfm.com. They were reunited with their families at Rothesay and Amherst respectively.
A private jet arranged by the Canadian government flew them from the Heathrow Airport in London having left Ghana with a British Airways flight.