Gunmen kidnaps Pastor during Gospel live-streaming in Haiti

Haiti again witnessed a horrific criminal tragedy on the occasion of Good Friday, where Gunmen kidnapped a Haitian pastor and three others during Gospel ceremony that was streamed live on social media platform Facebook.

Haiti: Haiti again witnessed a horrific criminal tragedy on the occasion of Good Friday, where Gunmen kidnapped a Haitian pastor and three others during Gospel ceremony that was streamed live on social media platform Facebook.

While the video, two choir members can be viewed singing a hymn before they abruptly drop their mics and cower by the side of the altar. As piano music remains to play, a man wielding a rifle enters the screen and is seen catching them away.

The occurrence, streamed on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday evening, held place at the Seventh-day Adventist Gospel Kreyol Ministry Church in Diquini on the outskirts of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, as per some local media reports. 

Gregory M. Figaro, whose father, Greger Figaro, is the founder of the ministry, told the Miami Herald that eight to 10 gunmen came in two vehicles and kidnapped the pastor and three others, including a pianist.

“If that can happen, then anything is feasible in the country because there is no regard for any institution, whether it’s a church or school,” Figaro said.

Haiti has been shaken by rising violence in the last few years, mainly by runaway kidnapping-for-ransom incidents that have paralyzed the economy plus Haitian society.

In murder per rate, Haiti stands 69.62, Ranked 36th. 66% more than the United States.

Haiti’s impoverished country – already an economic disaster zone with organised crime & kidnapping for ransom out of control – now finds itself amid a constitutional crisis with violent confrontations between anti-government protesters and the police daily events.

Jovenel Moise has failed in tackling law and order and economic condition in the country. 

Some locals stated that, due to lack of food and employment, many youngsters have engaged in crime-related jobs. 

Notably, Corruption is a critical and widespread problem at all levels of government in Haiti. Although there has been some growth since 2008, when Haiti was rated the world’s one of the most corrupt country, there remains much room for improvement.

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