Haiti gang leader threatens to kill American missionary hostages
Aljazeera says the leader of the Haitian gang suspected of kidnapping 17 members of a missionary group from the United States has threatened to kill the hostages if his demands are not met.
Wilson Joseph, leader of the 400 Mawozo gang, issued the ultimatum in a video posted on social media on Thursday.
“I swear by thunder that if I don’t get what I’m asking for, I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans,” Joseph said in the video.
Earlier this week, Haitian officials said the gang is demanding $1m in ransom per person to free the hostages.
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