Two Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries hostages released in Haiti


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Christian Aid Ministries confirmed that two of the organizations 17 missionaries who were abducted in Haiti in October have been released.

“We cannot provide or confirm the names of those released, the reasons for their release, where they are from, or their current location,” the organization said in a statement. “We ask that those who have more specific information about the release and the individuals involved would safeguard that information.”

Eight children were among the taken more than a month ago. The group was traveling from an orphanage when members believed to be a apart of the 400 Mawozo gang boarded their bus and took the group hostage.

The gang was reportedly demanding $1 million per person as a random. The gang shared a video threatening the execution of the missionaries if the ransom wasn’t met.