According to a statement from the interim prime minister’s office, the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated in his residence by a group of armed men.
Sadly, the assassins also seriously injured his wife.
According to The Guardian, Haiti prime minister, Claude Joseph, confirmed the killing of Moïse, saying the attack had been carried out by an “armed commando group”.
The group included foreign elementshe says.
Additionally, Joseph said the assassins attacked the President’s private residence at one o’clock on the night of 6th July.
A group of unidentified individuals, including some speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the president and fatally injured the head of stateJoseph confirmed.
However, Joseph reassures Haitians that the security situation in the country remained calm.
He added that Moïse’s wife, Martine, had been seriously injured in the attack.
Moïse’s time in office had been marked by an increase in political instability and allegations of corruption.
As well as a long-running dispute about when Moïse’s period in office should end.
The question of when Moïse’s presidential term was due to end.
As well as whether he was governing unconstitutionally was at the center of the crisis in the Country.
It is not clear whether the President’s assassination leads the Country into more political chaos as witnessed in recent years.