Christina Chitty, mother of one of the kidnapped, but rescued Canadian nationals in Ghana, Bailey Chitty, has broken her silence over the ordeal for the first time.
“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💙,” the health worker at the Cumberland Health Authority declared 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.
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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.
Youth Challenge International, the non-profit group the women were volunteering with, has said Tilley and Chitty are receiving emotional and psychological support from professionals as they travel home.
Joe van Vulpen, deputy warden of Cumberland County, says the two-word offer of support went up at the public health centre on Amherst’s main street where Bailey’s mother Christina Chitty works.
He says it’s a phrase that sums up how “love and hope and prayers came to fruition.”
The girls are currently receiving support as they prepare to go home.
Source: Daily Mail GH