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Two Canadian women kidnapped at gunpoint in Ghana

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Two Canadian women have been kidnapped in Ghana by unidentified gunmen in the country’s second largest city, Kumasi.

The two students, aged 19 and 20, were working as volunteers for a charity. They were kidnapped on Tuesday evening outside their apartment in the Ahodwo district and bundled into a car, police said.  

Police say the two women were volunteers with Youth Challenge International, a Toronto-based international development organisation.

 “Security agencies are working closely together to get them rescued, and the perpetrators arrested,” said David Eklu, Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Global Affairs Canada confirmed the abductions and said Canadian officials were working with authorities in Ghana and were in touch with the families of the two women.

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