The Ghana government has denied report that it received substantial support from the Canadian government in rescuing the two Canadians who were kidnapped in Kumasi last week.
The two Canadian women were rescued Wednesday morning by Ghana security forces after they were kidnapped by gunmen.
The two students, aged 19 and 20, were working as volunteers for a charity when they were seized.
Security forces carried out a 25 minutes operation to rescue the women.
Speaking to journalists at a news conference Wednesday, Ghana’s Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah denied any foreign collaboration in the operation exercise.
Mr. Nkrumah maintained that “no foreign assets were involved in the operation” despite rumours that government and the police received satellite information from the Canadian government.
He disclosed that eight suspects have so far been arrested in connection with kidnapping of the two Canadian ladies.
Recounting how the operation went, the Minister stated that intelligence gathering efforts led the team to the hiding place of the suspects.
However, there were a series of gunshot exchanges between the suspects and the security team.
One suspect sustained minor injuries as a result of the shootout.
He disclosed that the victims are currently in Accra and undergoing evaluations at the Canadian Embassy.
Source: Ghanamatters.com/Emmanuel Coffie