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Final 12 missionaries kidnaped by Haitian gang released

The remaining 12 missionaries who have been kidnapped by a Haitian gang in October have been released (*12*), Haitian police and the missionary group mentioned.

“We glorify God for answered prayer — the remaining 12 hostages are FREE!” Christian Aid Ministries mentioned in an announcement provided to the Associated Press. “Join us in praising God that all 17 of our loved ones are now safe.”

The Haitian police confirmed the information to the AP, however didn’t present additional particulars.


The 17 Christian missionaries have been kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang in Port-au-Prince on October 16, amongst them have been 16 U.S. residents and one Canadian. Five of these kidnapped have been youngsters.

The chief of the infamous gang, Wilson Joseph, threatened to kill the hostages, demanding $1 million for hostage, though it was unclear if that embrace the 5 youngsters as nicely.

The group was made up of Amish, Mennonite and different conservative Anabaptist communities, and their Haitian driver was additionally kidnapped.

The final 12 missionaries spent two months as hostages in Haiti.


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