Haitian president, Jovenel Moise assassinated

Jovenel Moise

Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated at his private residence by yet to be identified gunmen, the interim prime minister Claude Joseph, said on Wednesday.

“At about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a group of unknown individuals, some of whom spoke Spanish, attacked the president’s private residence and lethally wounded the Head of State,” Joseph said in a statement.

“Moise’s wife also received a gunshot, but undergoing medical treatment,” he added.

The prime minister condemned this “disgusting, inhumane and barbaric” attack and called for calm.

“The security situation is under control of the national police and the armed forces,” Joseph said.

Moise had been ruling Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, by decree, after legislative elections due in 2018 were delayed in the wake of disputes, including on when his own term ends.

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