Ghana’s quick rescue of 2 abducted Canadians is not common- Retired Ambassador says

A retired Canadian ambassador has said the quick rescue of the two Canadian girls who were abducted in Ghana was not common, saying the girls were “extremely fortunate” that local police authorities rescued them when they did. 

Gar Pardy, said to be involved with more than 100 kidnapping negotiations around the world, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, “these kidnappings can go on for weeks, months and years even, in some cases.”

“That was just unbelievably good,” he said. “It doesn’t happen very often in these kinds of situations.”

Lauren Tilley, 19 , of Rothesay and Bailey Chitty, 20 , were volunteering with the non-governmental organization, Youth Challenge International, known as YCI, when they were abducted at the Kumasi Royal Golf Club at 8:25 p.m. on June 4. 

They were rescued on Wednesday, eight days after they were abducted in a special operation by the National Security.

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