The Armed Forces of Haiti say they are ready to "help" the PNH

Des soldats des Forces Armées d'Haïti (FAd'H) alignés. Photo: FAd'H

By Allwitch Joly, Loop Haiti, Jan. 31, 2023

On Wednesday January 25, 2023, six police officers were murdered in the Moreau area, commune of Liancourt, by members of the armed gang of Savien "Gran grif".

The General Staff Secretariat of the Armed Forces of Haiti published a statement on Facebook on January 28, 2023. It states that the Secretariat “deplores the events that have taken place in recent days in the country, "causing the brutal death of the policemen who fell on the battlefield".

The statement says the Haitian Armed Forces sympathize with the police as well as their family members.

The statement said that the armed forces are ready to "help" the PNH, while waiting for the appropriate authorities to provide them with "the means and materials necessary to more effectively help the police according to the wishes of the Haitian Constitution” and  “to solve the problem of gangs which are eating away at the country and preventing the population from going about its activities freely".

According to article 263 of the 1987 Constitution, the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAd'H) constitute one of the two (2) distinct bodies of the country's security forces, along with the National Police of Haiti (PNH). Its mission is to guarantee the security and integrity of the territory of the Republic (article 264). According to article 266 of the Constitution of the Republic of Haiti of March 29, 1987, the FAd’H has the assignment, among others, to "lend a hand, at the request of the Executive, to the Police in the event that the latter cannot fulfill their task".


Translated by CHIP Editors


Posted Feb. 5, 2023