The two Canadian women kidnapped in Ghana, Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, have arrived home, a relative has confirmed to Dailymailgh.com.
They have reunited with their families at Rothesay and Amherst having been flown out of Ghana on Wednesday on a British Airways flight via Heathrow Airport in London. A private jet arranged by the Canadian government then flew them to Canada.
“My chosen family whom I have the honour of working with everyday have been my quiet rock (along with many others). Today we celebrate Love wins,” Christina Chitty, mother of Bailey, posted on Facebook.
Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty were rescued by Ghanaian police on Wednesday after being held hostage for a week in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest City.
The small town of Amherst in Canada where Chitty hails from is in a state of frenzy over the rescue of the two young Maritime women from kidnappers in Ghana.
VIDEO: How 2 Canadian nationals were kidnapped in Ghana
A sign on the main street of Amherst, N.S., declares, “Love wins,” and placards have appeared in windows saying “Love won,” according to The Star.
Aaron Stubbert, the principal of Amherst Regional High School, said in an interview Thursday the message spread as the town celebrated the rescue of 20-year-old Bailey Chitty of Amherst, as well as 19-year-old Lauren Tilley of New Brunswick.
“We’re happy and overjoyed and excited and glad it turned out the way it did,” Stubbert said.
Eight people are currently being held in Ghana over the case.
Source: Daily Mail GH