A Christian priest said that five priests and two nuns were kidnapped in Haiti. The clergy members were kidnapped in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, northeast of the capital Port-au-Prince, said Father Gilbert Peltrop, Secretary-General of the Haitian Conference of the Religious (CHR) Association, Reuters reported.
"The nation must stand up to fight these thugs," Peltrop told Reuters. The French citizens included one priest and a nun, he said.
Previously around two weeks ago, gunmen kidnapped a Haitian pastor and three others during a ceremony that was streamed live on Facebook. The kidnapping of the seven clergies was carried out by the notorious "400 Mawozo" gang, Haitian news agency Juno7 said.