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A spokesman for the department says consular officials are providing assistance to the two women and their families after what he called their "harrowing experiences".

The two students were in the country working as volunteers with an worldwide charity when the armed men seized them in Kumasi, southern Ghana last Thursday, Ghana Police Service said.

Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, both students working as volunteers in Ghana for an worldwide development organisation, Youth Challenge global, were allegedly abducted recently and taken to unknown destination by some gun-wielding men.

Kidnappings in Ghana, regarded as one of West Africa's most precise states, are extraordinarily uncommon.

Two Canadian women who were abducted earlier this month in Ghana have been rescued, authorities said.

PHOTO: Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley (left) and Bailey Jordan Chitty were found in the early hours of Wednesday June 12, 2018 at Kanyasi in Kumasi.

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A local news portal, Citi FM, reported the exciting news and shared a copy of a signed letter from the country's Ministry of Information confirming the rescue of the foreigners. "At this time we are unable to comment on the police actions, the rescue or the perpetrators of the abduction".

No ransom was discussed or paid in the case, and there's no indication yet of any affiliation between the kidnappers and any religious or political group, the minister said.

In April, an Indian man became once seized in Kumasi by an armed gang nerve-racking a ransom.

"It is a major step but we cannot hold him outside the remit of the law, so we need to get him properly remanded so that we can still probe to get further information", the police spokesperson said.

Police are still searching for three Ghanaian women kidnapped in December in the southern city of Takoradi.

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