Seventeen American and Canadian Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
By TOI Team October 18, 2021 Update on : October 18, 2021
Seventeen evangelists from the United States and Canada, were seized in Haiti on Saturday, as per the association Christian Aid Ministries.
The abducting of the preachers comes only days after senior US authorities visited Haiti and guaranteed more assets for Haiti’s National Police, including $15m to assist with diminishing group viciousness.
The missionaries were making a trip by vehicle Saturday to Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, subsequent to visiting a shelter in the Croix des Bouquets region. They were kidnapped along the course between the two spots.
17 missionaries from the US and Canada have been kidnapped in Haiti by a local gang.
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An examination is continuous, as indicated by a source in Haiti’s security powers, who ascribed the hijacking to neighborhood gangsters.
One of the stole preachers, an American resident, likewise posted a call for help in a WhatsApp bunch as the hijacking was happening.
“We are being held detainee, they captured our driver. We haven’t the foggiest where they are taking us,” the message said.
Haiti has seen a spike in kidnappings following the killing of President Jovenel Moise in July as outfitted groups exploit spreading instability and a political emergency disturbed by Moise’s death.
As indicated by a senior US official acquainted with the circumstance, the FBI and State Department authorities are working nonstop to get the arrival of Americans, yet so far don’t have a clue about the current area of the seized preachers. Canadian authorities are likewise working with neighborhood specialists to assemble data.