Benghazi security chief fired due to lawlessness in the city

Benghazi security chief fired due to lawlessness in the city

December 17, 2018 - 07:18
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Salah Huwaidi

The Interior Minister of the Interim Government in eastern Libya Ibrahim Bushanaf has fired the chief of security directorate of Benghazi Salah Huwaidi and replaced him with Adel Al-Erifi.

The dismissal decision of Saturday also tasked Huwaidi with a new position - a security chief of Suluq Gaminis; two towns near Benghazi.

Huwaidi was given the sack because of the recent lawlessness in Benghazi with him sitting idly by not caring about the residents' safety.

The fired chief was appointed last May as he was already occupying another post; the director of general department of criminal investigation.

Benghazi has seen an unprecedented wave of violence and crimes as well as armed robberies by gunmen lately.

Last Thursday, a Benghazi court and Public Prosecution building were attacked by gunmen who wanted to release suspects under trial and interrogation.

In last November, the Interior Minister of the Interim Government gave the green light for using force to foil any armed groups' attacks on security, police and other governmental buildings after Benina police station was attacked by gunmen to release drug dealers.