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Hati-Criminalit: The transitional authorities outraged following the assassination of three police officers by gangs

  • June 10, 2024
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P-to-P., June 10, 2024 [AlterPresse] — The transitional authorities strongly condemned the cruel assassination, on Sunday June 9, 2024, near Delmas 18 (northern outskirts), of three police officers from the Temporary Anti-Gang Unit (Utag), Emelin Fermetus, Peterson Clovis and Wilkens Jean Junior Piton, by the coalition of armed gangs, called Viv ansanm, observes AlterPresse.

In a video message broadcast on social networks, Prime Minister Garry Conille expressed his “deep sadness and great indignation” following this triple assassination, claimed by the criminal coalition Viv Ansanm.

Adopting a neutral tone and showing no particular emotion, Conille described the murder of the police officers as a “heinous and barbaric act”, a “direct attack against the security and stability of our nation”, he added.

He sent his sympathies to the families and colleagues of the victim police officers, considered heroes. He promised worthy support from the State to the families of the missing, “who made the ultimate sacrifice”.

“It is imperative that the perpetrators of these crimes be quickly arrested and brought to justice,” said the Prime Minister, promising that after the installation of his government (in the process of being formed), he will take “all necessary measures to track down the bandits in their entrenchments.”

“They will be arrested, tried and sentenced in accordance with the law.”

From January to March 2024, 2,505 people were killed and injured in violence linked to armed gangs in Haiti, according to a report from the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (Binuh), dated Friday April 19, 2024.

In a note, the Presidential Transitional Council (Cpt) affirms to renew “its firm determination to do everything possible, with a view to strengthening the operational capacity of the Haitian public force, to neutralize armed bands and thus to promote the prevalence of a climate of peace and serenity throughout the national territory.

While sending its deepest condolences to the families of the victims as well as their colleagues in the police institution, the Cpt expresses its indignation following what it describes as an “ambush” which cost the lives of the three police officers. the Pnh.

The assassination of these three police officers brings to 21 the number of police officers killed by armed bandits since the start of 2024, according to AlterPresse.

After the tragedy of Sunday June 9, 2024, the Pnh high command urgently convened a meeting to take note of the first elements of information.

Instructions were also issued to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of the tragedy. [apr 10/06/2024 18:00]