Deputy Defence Minister Major rtd Derrick Oduro says Ghanaians should not credit to the Canadian experts that landed in the country few days ago for the rescue of the abducted Canadian nationals.
He told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the security agencies in the country were far ahead with investigations and preparations towards the rescue of the abducted girls hence the need for the public to commend the security forces in the country.
He underscored the need for Ghanaians to trust in our security agencies instead of chastising them at the least provocation.
He also called on the public to give relevant information to the security agencies in order to enhance their investigations.
He disclosed to the host information provided by residents ion the area where the Canadians where kidnapped and that of the Uber driver who was arrested and assisted the police in their investigations provided leads to the rescue.
A team of Canadian security experts arrived in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, to help find two kidnapped nationals few days ago.
It followed the visit the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu and the deputy Canadian High Commissioner to Kumasi over the weekend to receive a briefing on investigations into the kidnapping of the women foreigners.
The High Commissioner, Heather Cameron who led a delegation to Kumasi a day after the two women were kidnapped, served notice experts would be brought from abroad to support investigations.
But Major Oduro says the security forces in Ghana had done a lot before the Canadians arrived hence the need for us to commend them than to credit the Canadian experts.
Meanwhile, the two Canadian abducted girls have been rescued, a statement from the Information Ministry has disclosed.
A statement signed by Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said National security operatives rescued the girls on Wednesday.
“National Security operatives in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June, 2019, completed an operation which successfully rescued the 2 Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region,” the statement said.
It added that details of the operation and ongoing efforts to ensure that similar incidents are successfully resolved will be made available in a subsequent press briefing.