Gunmen abduct former Benghazi mayor

Gunmen abduct former Benghazi mayor

October 02, 2018 - 21:58
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Former Benghazi mayor and deputy spy chief of the east-based Interim Government Ahmed Araibi has been kidnapped in Arid Lamloum, Benghazi, identical sources reported.

Eyewitnesses said they heard gunshots during the abduction by "military men" in "five military vehicles."

They added that the vehicles had left after the shotguns ended and afterwards a military ambulance arrived in the residential area from where Araibi was kidnapped.

"Brigadier General Araibi was abducted with his son from his house and the CCTV cameras were broken by the kidnappers." Araibi's sister said on her Facebook page.

Sources said that the kidnappers are from Salafist brigade Tariq Bin Ziyad that is loyal to Khalifa Haftar, who has lately placed under his son-led Brigade 106.

Meanwhile, reacting to the kidnap, the member of the House of Representatives Essam Al-Jihani said he was waiting for the response of the official authorities regarding the abduction of Araibi.

He added on his Facebook that he wants Aqilah Saleh, Khalifa Haftar, Abdelrazik Al-Nathori, and all authorities of the Interim Government to say something about the incident.

"This is a very bad indication, whether it was an abduction or an arrest." Al-Jihani added.