2 Canadian ladies kidnapped in Ghana rescued

ACCRA — Ghana forces have rescued two Canadian ladies who had been kidnapped final week exterior their hostel in Ghana’s second metropolis of Kumasi, the Ghanaian authorities mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.

The ladies, aged 19 and 20, had been volunteers for charity Youth Problem Worldwide.

Kidnappings had been uncommon in Ghana till a spate of abductions late final yr, most of them for ransom. They’re extra frequent in different elements of West Africa, particularly Nigeria.

An Indian nationwide was kidnapped and rescued in Kumasi final month, native media reported.