The Christian missioners who were held captive by the Haiti gang were relieved to freedom by challenging a daring act of escaping overnight, by evading gangs and walking for miles under hassling terrains with an infant and other children along with them.
After a two-months of kidnapping ordeal, the group of 12 were guided by stars, according to officials with Christian Aid Ministries, the Ohio-based organisation the kidnapped missionaries serve, said on Monday.
The group of 17 members from the missionary group- where 12 adults and five minors were abducted on October 16 shortly during their visit at an orphanage in Ganthier, in the Croix-des-Bouquets area. The group includes 16 Americans and one Canadian.
The kidnappers of the Mowazo gang initially demanded millions of dollars in ransom amount. Earlier, five other captives have escaped to reach out and were successful in their attempt. It is still unclear if there is any ransom paid for their freedom.
According to the Christian Aided Missionaries spokesman Weston Showalter, the 12 people who escaped last week took a newborn and three-year-old, wrapping the infant to shield her from the briars and brambles.
He further added, “After travelling for hours, the day began to dawn, and they finally met someone who helped them and assisted them in making a phone call for assistance” his voice began to choke. “At long last, they found freedom.”
Later on, the 12 were flown to Florida on a US Coast Guard aircraft, where they were united with five other hostages who had been released earlier.