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Ohio Missionary Group Says 2 Abductees Freed In Haiti

This Oct. 21, 2021, photo shows a sign outside Christian Aid Ministries in Titanyen, Haiti, which had 17 of their members kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang. Two of 17 abducted members of a missionary group have been freed in Haiti and are safe, “in good spirits and being cared for,” their Ohio-based church organization, Christian Aid Ministries, announced Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.
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This Oct. 21, 2021, photo shows a sign outside Christian Aid Ministries in Titanyen, Haiti, which had 17 of their members kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang. Two of 17 abducted members of a missionary group have been freed in Haiti and are safe, “in good spirits and being cared for,” their Ohio-based church organization, Christian Aid Ministries, announced Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

A Millersburg-based church organization says two of 17 abducted members of a missionary group have been freed in Haiti.

Christian Aid Ministries issued a statement Sunday saying the two “are safe, in good spirits and being cared for.” It said it could not give the names of those released, why they were freed or other information.

The group from Christian Aid Ministries were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang on Oct. 16 when they were reportedly headed back to their commune after visiting an orphanage near east of the capital Port-au-Prince
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There are five children in the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian. Their Haitian driver also was abducted.

Three days after the abduction, the gang demanded $1 million per person in ransom money. Then two days later, the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang released a video saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he is demanding.