A statement from the Ministry of Information today June 12, 2019 confirmed that the two Canadian ladies who were kidnapped in the Ashanti Region have been rescued.
The aid workers Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitly, 20, were rescued last night in Sawaba, a suburb of Kumasi.
A statement from the Ministry of Information which confirmed the news did not give details about the operation that led to the girls being found.
The news has however sparked outrage from Ghanaian social media users who are questioning the delay in rescuing the 3 missing Ghanaian girls who were kidnapped in Takoradi in August 2018.
The three ladies include 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, last seen on 21 December 2018; 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum, last seen on 17 August 2018; and 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson, last seen on 4 December 2018.
See some reactions below:
They have RESCUED THE KIDNAPPED/ABDUCTED CANADIANS” We thank Government of Ghana but what about the Ghanaians from Takoradi? #Bringbackourtaadigirls pic.twitter.com/Vu8un9IDtB
— #BringBackTaadiGirls (@Bridget_Otoo) June 12, 2019
Confirmed !Canadian girls rescued by Ghanaian security forces.
— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) June 12, 2019
Canadian women rescued. Takoradi girls still missing.... hmmm
— Jessica OS (@jessicacitifm) June 12, 2019
Excellent news this morning about the rescue of the two kidnapped Canadian girls.I am really looking forward to tweeting same about the three kidnapped Takoradi girls. 🙏🏻
— Serwaa Amihere (@Serwaa_Amihere) June 12, 2019
I'm happy but shocked to hear the Canadian girls have been found just few days after security experts from Canada came to assist.
They were found in the same Kumasi where the Ghana Police Service has been gathering their intelligence.#BringBackOurTaadiGirls#PoliceMustSitUp
— VOLTA JAMES BOND 🇬🇭 ♊ (@Seddywills) June 12, 2019
Now we have no excuse not to rescue our own. We must channel and double up our efforts to bring our girls home! Gov't and Ghana Police didn't disappoint the international community. They have no excuse to disappoint the citizenry #JoyNews #NSMQonJoyNews #BringBackOurTaadiGirls
— K-Fresh 💻 (@Kwinspiration) June 12, 2019