Deputy Minister of Defence Maj. (Rtd) Derrick Oduro has strongly rejected suggestions that it is ridiculous that the two Canadian ladies abducted last week have been freed while the three kidnapped Takoradi Girls are yet to be found almost a year after the incident.
A section of the public have raised issues with the fact that the two white ladies were swiftly rescued while there appears to be no head way for the rescuing of the three Ghanaian girls.
A crack team of security operatives on Wednesday successfully rescued the two Canadian volunteers who were kidnapped at Ahodwo, a suburb of Kumasi last week Tuesday night. The kidnappers which include three Nigerians and five Ghanaians have since been brought to Accra for interrogation.
Commenting on the development in an interview on Ejura based Naagyei FM, Maj. Rtd Derrick Oduro explained that in the case of the Canadian girls’ quick information right after the kidnap incident gave the security agencies the needed leads to rescue them.
“There was adequate information that led to the rescue of the Canadian girls. For instance, the Uber driver who picked them earlier was picked up by the police for questioning. But that is not the case with our Takoradi girls, information flow was slow after the incident occurred. With this happening, now Ghanaians are vigilant and conscious of what happens around them. Now we have that awareness and the experience hitherto that was not the case. Going forward I’m sure God forbid if there’s any kidnap incident Ghanaians will act fast and volunteer the necessary information to make rescue operation successful.”