A group of haiti migrants who escaped from their home country of Haiti on Thursday have been reported missing, officials said.
The group, headed by a woman named Haiti Mermouth, were believed to be about to leave the southern Haitian province of Haïti after a violent incident.
The National Assembly, in charge of the island, said Mermouth and a group of about 25 people were kidnapped by armed men at the southern border of Les Cayes.
The abduction comes days after a group also escaped the border with Les Cayés, according to the government.
Mermouth was reported missing at 3:30 a.m. on Friday by a Haitian man who was driving her car when he spotted her, said Joseph Lecocet, spokesman for the National Assembly.
The man called police and reported the missing group, Lecot said.
Mersell’s family had been planning a trip to Les Caye on Saturday, but her husband said the group had already left for the border.
Merriment has been a popular tourist destination in the Caribbean and one of the countrys most popular tourist destinations, with thousands of visitors every day.
The tourism industry is heavily dependent on tourism, with some experts saying tourists pay thousands of dollars to see the islanders dance, sail or swim.
Lecon said authorities have received calls from around the world since the kidnapping.
It is not clear whether Mermouth is a tourist or an international tourist.
She had been staying at the same guesthouse in the island’s south that was robbed on Saturday morning, according the tourism agency.
She was not reported missing until the afternoon.
The hotel owner said he had not been paid for the past two days, according Toom.
The family is staying in a hotel near the port of N’Djamena, where Mermouth worked as a cook, Lekooumi said.
She also was working in the construction industry, she said.
At the time of her abduction, the island of Hispaniola had a population of only 8,000.
The United States has been trying to help Haiti with its reconstruction.
In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that gives the president authority to waive the $2 billion in annual foreign aid that was tied to Haiti’s reconstruction.
The aid is meant to support Haitian relief efforts and help pay for the construction of a canal and roads to the Caribbean nation of Hispanolia.
The money was intended to go toward projects such as restoring the water system and helping the impoverished island recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake.
Trump also signed a new aid package on Friday that included $2.5 billion for the island nation.