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Haiti president murdered in his home by unknown killers

Haiti president murdered in his home by unknown killers
Haiti president murdered in his home by unknown killers

Haiti president murdered in his home by unknown killers

Haiti has announced a state of emergency after the murder of its president Jovenel Moïse, who was shot dead during the night in his confidential home on the outskirts of the capital Port-au-Prince.

At around 1am . . . a group of unidentified individuals, some of whom were speaking Spanish, have attacked the president of the republic’s private residence and mortally wounded the head of state, interim prime minister Claude Joseph disclosed in a statement.

He later said the killers had also spoken in English, tori4africa learnt.

Joseph solicited to the Caribbean nation’s 11m population for calm and condemned what he called an “odious, inhuman and barbaric act”, in which Moïse’s wife Martine was also seriously wounded. He called on the UN security council to discuss the situation in Haiti as soon as possible(ASAP).

Haiti president murdered in his home by unknown killers

Meanwhile, The president’s homicide prompted international denunciation and interest.

US president Joe Biden described the situation in Haiti as “very worrisome” and said Washington stood ready to help.

UN secretary-general António Guterres who called on Haitians to “remain united in the face of this abhorrent act” and to maintainthe constitutional order. The Organization of American States condemned an “affront” to the “community of democratic nations”.

There have Various videos making rounds online showing that a group of heavily armed commandos attacking Moïse’s residence during the night, but their genuineness could not be ascertained.

Joseph claimed that Haiti’s security forces had the situation in hand, and moved quickly to assert control amid questions over who was in charge.

Moïse had named a new prime minister, Ariel Henry, only two days before he was killed, but Henry had not yet taken office.

I have just presided over an extraordinary council of ministers meeting and we have decided to declare a state of emergency in the whole country, Joseph added.

The streets are very quiet. Everyone is staying at home and waiting,” said one foreign businessman in Port-au-Prince. “But there’s a big concern over what happens next. Most of the opposition is as bad or worse than this guy was.

 

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