A Haitian gang leader that kidnapped 17 Ohio Missionaries has threatened to kill them if his demands aren’t met.
The U.S. based missionaries were abducted last week by the 400 Mawozo gang, while visiting an orphanage.
At that time the Haitian gang requested $1 million per person that was kidnapped.
On Thursday, 400 Mawozo gang leader, Wilson Joseph said in a video, “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 also threatened Prime Minister Ariel Henry and Haiti’s national police chief as he spoke in front of the open coffins that apparently held several members of his gang who were recently killed.
Late Thursday evening Léon Charles had resigned as head of Haiti’s National Police and was replaced by Frantz Elbé.
The FBI are helping Haitian authorities recover the 16 Americans and one Canadian.
Henry said in a statement Thursday, “We would like for public peace to be restored, that we return to normal life and that we regain our way to democracy.”