The two Canadian women recently kidnapped in the Ashanti Region capital of Kumasi have been rescued.

They were rescued in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12 at Suwaba, a suburb of Kumasi.

According to a statement issued by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the two – 19 and 20 – were rescued following an operation led by National Security Operatives.

“Details of the operation and ongoing efforts to ensure that similar incidents are successfully resolved will be made available in a subsequent press briefing scheduled for 15:00 hours today,” the statement indicated.

He assured all and sundry, particularly foreign nationals, that “Ghana remains safe”.

The girls, who were on a volunteering mission with non-governmental organisation Youth Challenge International, were bundled into a waiting vehicle near the Kumasi Royal Golf Club on Monday, June 3.