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General News of Thursday, 13 June 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Reliable public information will help us rescue kidnapped Takoradi girls – Police

David Eklu321 Director General of Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu

The Ghana Police Service says it is counting on the general public to support it in efforts to rescue the three kidnapped Takoradi girls who have been missing for more than six months.

ACP David Eklu made this known in a Citi News interview where he said the police service is collaborating closely with other security agencies in the country as part of its work to rescue the girls but it needs more information from the public.

The police, together with other state agencies on Wednesday successfully rescued two Canadian women who were abducted last week.

Although some Ghanaians are applauding the service for its swift action in finding the missing foreign nationals, others have criticized the service and accused it of prioritizing the rescue of the foreign nationals as against the three Takoradi girls who are yet to be found.

But ACP David Eklu said although both cases looked similar, they were not the same and the police got adequate support and information from the public to help it successfully carry out the rescue operation of the Canadians.



He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to support the police service in the case of the kidnapped Takoradi girls to enable them effectively carry out a rescue operation for the girls.

“The combined efforts that we are putting in, is working well, similar to what we are doing in Takoradi incident. The incidents may look similar but they are not the same. The information that came through the public for us was very encouraging. We hope that we will get the same information from the public in respect of the other pending cases.”

The Government local security officials operated independently of foreign support to rescue the two Canadian women who were kidnapped in Kumasi.

According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah the rescue team was made up of officials from the CID and BNI, among others.

Eight suspects, five Ghanaians and three Nigerian have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping.