Details of 14 Suspects Who Kidnapped Canadian Girls

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Ghana's Ministry of Information said the rescue operation was completed early Wednesday in the south-central Ashanti region.

It said the two were receiving emotional and psychological support and were physically unharmed.

The two women are studying at Renaissance College with the University of New Brunswick (UNB).

Police said the women were volunteers with Youth Challenge International, a Canadian international development organisation headquartered in Toronto.

They include three Nigerians. "It's the interrogation that will determine who the masterminds are".

Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah denied that the abductors had been paid off, saying "there was no mention or discussion of ransom" during the rescue operation.

Initial reports were that Canadian security experts had been brought into the country to help with the rescue operation but DGN Online sources say there was no Canadian security officials involvement in the rescue operation. Our people on the ground have clarity on what to do.

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"Our people on the ground had clarity on what to do, and the result is what you see now", he said.

The spokesperson said they wouldn't disclose further information regarding the women's "harrowing experiences". "Citizens and travelers are once again assured that Ghana remains safe", Nkrumah said in the statement. The country has been considered one of the safest in the region for foreign travellers.

Kidnappings were rare in Ghana until a spate of abductions late previous year, majority for ransom.

"We would like to thank the Government of Ghana for their cooperation in the resolution of this case", the statement said.

They had been abducted on June 4, when they were whisked into a vehicle just when they alighted from an Uber cab at the Kumasi Royal Golf Club at 8:25 p.m.

An Estonian diplomat was also rescued by police after being kidnapped in April in the capital, Accra, Ghanaweb reported.

Forson also stated that the Ghana Tourism Authority that regulates tourism has shut down the hostel where the two Canadian women were staying, following some inspections.

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