The President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, has given ten days deadline for the delivery of alias Guacho, the leader of the gang who murdered three journalists of the newspaper El Comercio last week, whom he had kidnapped since March 26. Moreno has made these statements in Manta, Manabí, while delivering 75 homes of the Ceibo Renacer program.
“He should turn himself in to the justice or that contrary case accompanies our dear brothers in their transit, but of course with different direction,” Moreno said.
“The whole country embraces the families of these seven compatriots who died-illogically and incredibly-just doing their job,” Moreno continued, referring also to the three murdered journalists, the death of four soldiers after being attacked with explosives, while patrolling near Mataje, in Esmeraldas. “I tell your family and friends, and I repeat, rest assured that we will not rest – I will stress again – we will not rest until justice is done! We are not going to allow terror dominate, that terror be installed in our Homeland! Ecuador has never experienced a similar situation! We are a country of peace and we want to continue, at any cost! ”
“We will defeat irrationality, violence, pain and of course we will succeed!” And guaranteed that the National Government will give all protection to the inhabitants of the border area so that they can live in peace. “Nothing and no one will scare us! Never doubt it! “, Sentenced. (I)