The suspects were arrested in an operation on Wednesday morning that led to the rescue of the kidnapped girls, who were in the country on a volunteer mission.
The suspects, including three Nigerians were picked up at Kenyasi, a suburb of Kumasi, at dawn on Wednesday, following security intelligence, the Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, told journalists in Accra on Wednesday. The minister did not give the names of the suspects for security reasons.
The operation was carried out by the Ghanaian security operatives without the support of any foreign intelligence. He said the National Security, the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), the Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the Defence Intelligence were the agencies that were deplored to rescue the girls and arrest the suspects.
The entire operation to rescue the ladies, according to the minister, lasted for only 25 minutes, adding that there were shots from two Nigerians who
were guarding the two Canadian ladies. Mr. Nkrumah said the rescued ladies had been flown to Accra for evaluation.