The Interior Minister of the Interim Government of eastern Libya Ibrahim Bushanaf has accused "terrorist groups" and "sleeper cells" of kidnapping the member of the House of Representatives (HoR) Siham Sergiwa, adding that the case is still under investigation.
The Interior Minister said Sunday that one of Sergiwa's family member is responsible for her abduction as "he said she wasn't at home when the attack happened, thus hindering the work of the security apparatuses."
Sergiwa was abducted two weeks ago from her house after her husband and son were beaten and shot.
Sources from Benghazi confirmed that Awliaa Al-Dam Brigade and Haftar-son-led Brigade 106 - both working under Haftar's command - were responsible for the crime, which was also confirmed by a CNN report.
According to observers. the aim of the statement of the Interior Minister is to cast away any accusations of the crime and throw them at "terrorist groups" before actually announcing that the HoR member was killed "by terrorists!"
Meanwhile, the Head of the Quilliam Think tank Noman Benotman and former advisor to Haftar confirmed that Sergiwa was killed since day one of abduction.