Urgent: About fifteen people kidnapped at Gros-Morne (Artibonite)

Emmanuel Paul
Emmanuel Paul - Journalist/ Storyteller

About fifteen passengers were kidnapped this morning aboard “Winedia Shipping”, a  bus providing transportation from Port-de-Paix to  Port-au-Prince route.

The armed gangs committed this crime between the towns of Gros-Morne and Bassin Bleu in the Artibonite Department (North of Haiti) very early this morning.

This act comes at a time when the people in  Port-de-Paix (North West) are preparing to celebrate their patronale saint Immaculée conception on December 8.

Kidnapping and gang violence have become very common in Haiti in the last 10 years under the PHTK regime.  People are being kidnapped, killed and or rapped on a daily basis. The government has not done much to solve this dangerous situation.

It’s been more than a month since 16 American and 1 Canadian missionaries were kidnapped by the now famous gang of “400 Mawozo” operating in Croix-des-Bouquets (North Est of Port-au-Prince). On Sunday November 19 two of them were released.

The news was announced by the organization Christian Aid Ministries in a statement released on its website. ” As we rejoice about the two hostages who were released over the weekend, we continue to pray for the fifteen who are still in captivity. This is the 38th day since the kidnapping took place”, wrote the organization without giving too much details.

Several FBI agents have been deployed to Haiti in an effort to help free the victims. But we have not heard from the US government about the missionaries kidnapped in Haiti more than a month ago.



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