Crisis24, a global company based in Canada specializing in integrated services, risk management and security – has warned of the increase in violence in Haiti after the extradition of the leader of the “400 mawozo” gang, Germine Joly alias “Yonyon “, the 03 last may.
Kidnapping risks are likely to increase in Haiti, the international security firm said.
“The presence of gangs in northern Port-au-Prince and Croix-des-Bouquets is likely to continue to increase the risk of kidnapping for those traveling between Port-au-Prince and the northern and eastern regions. east of Haiti,” he said.
Crisis24 calls on people residing or traveling in Haiti to be cautious in the context of increasing cases of shootings, kidnappings among others.
Crisis24 recommends foreign nationals to “monitor local media for information on road closures and security operations; refrain from non-essential travel after dark; to avoid areas where the police or other security forces appear to be deployed”.