Haiti president, Jovenel Moise is dead, he was assassinated overnight at his private residence.
According to a statement from the office of interim Prime Minister of Haiti, Claude Joseph, the president was killed overnight at his private residence.
“He was fatally wounded by a group of unidentified men, some of whom were speaking Spanish,” the statement said.
Gunmen were said to have broken into Moise’s residence at about 1am on Wednesday, June 7.
The PM called for calm in the country, saying “police and armed forces are in control of the situation, and all measures are taken to guarantee the continuity of the State and protect the Nation”.
Martine Moïse, the first lady, is said to have been wounded in the attack.
In February, Moise accused some persons of trying to kill him and overthrow his government.
There was an attempt on my life. That plan was aborted,” he had said.
More than 20 persons, including a supreme court judge and an inspector-general of police were arrested following the accusation.