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06 Jun 2019 | 06:01 AM UTC

Ghana: Canadian nationals reportedly kidnapped in Kumasi June 3

Ghana News Alert

Global Affairs Canada confirms that Canadian nationals were kidnapped on Kumasi (Ashanti region) on June 3; an investigation is ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Accra). COUNTRY/REGION Kumasi, Ghana

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Event

The Canadian government confirmed on Wednesday, June 5, that Canadian nationals were abducted in the city of Kumasi (Ashanti region) on Monday, June 3. A Global Affair Canada spokesperson did not confirm any other details regarding the case; however, local media sources claim that two Canadians were kidnapped while leaving their apartment. An investigation into the incident is going and Ghanaian police officers are searching for a vehicle allegedly used in the abduction. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in Kumasi, and Ghana more generally, are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, vary daily routines and do not share personal details with unknown persons, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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