Ghana: Two Canadian citizens abducted on exchange program

New Delhi, Agencies | Updated : 06 June 2019, 10:12 PM
Ghana Security Forces (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Ghana Security Forces (Photo Credit: Twitter)

The two Canadian citizens, who were attending Kumasi Technical University, were kidnapped on Thursday on an exchange program in the West African nation of Ghana.

Guillaume Berube, spokesman for Global Affairs Canada, told The Associated Press that the Canadians have been kidnapped in Ghana and they’re providing assistance to the individuals’ families. However, the department didn’t specify how many Canadians were abducted.

Berube further said that no other information is being released so as not to compromise ongoing efforts or endanger the safety of Canadians. He said, “The Government of Canada’s first priority is always the safety and security of its citizens. For this reason, we will not comment on or release any information which may compromise ongoing efforts or endanger the safety of Canadians.”

Importantly, this is the second time in less than a month that foreigners have been targeted in the south-central city of Kumasi. Back in April this year, an Indian national was also abducted. However, he was rescued later in Kumasi.

Following the abduction of an Indian national, Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo vowed to crack down on those committing kidnappings.

First Published: Thursday, June 06, 2019 10:12 PM
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