Haiti prime minister Ariel Henry was the target of an assassination attempt on New Year’s Day, and the entire ordeal was caught on camera.
Haiti’s Ariel Henry survives horror assassination attempt
As reported by Reuters, the incident took place as the prime minister was leaving a church in Gonaives, a city in northern Haiti, where an event was held to commemorate the Caribbean country’s independence.
As the below footage shows, Henry was with his entourage, making his way to the convoy, when suddenly, they were confronted by armed gunmen who unleashed a hail of bullets.
Henry was immediately surrounded by his security team and, miraculously, the prime minister successfully scrambled to his vehicle and he was ushered away to safety.
From what’s been reported by Haitian media, it’s believed the assassination attempt on Henry resulted in the death of one victim, while two others were injured.
Here is the video footage of the brazen attempt on Henry’s life:
This brazen attempt on the life of Haiti’s prime minister comes six months after the Caribbean country’s president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated inside the National Palace by a commando group.
From what’s been reported, Henry was advised against attending the ceremony, after member groups of the notorious confederation of gangs known as the G-9 threatened to murder the prime minister.
Thus far, no arrests have been made in the assassination attempt and Henry, it’s believed, survived the incident unscathed.