Sebha, 10 May:
Citizens of the southern town of Sebha have agreed to support a moratorium on celebratory gunfire during wedding ceremonies . . .[restrict]and to support the security services in bringing offenders to account.
The potential risks to life and property caused by celebratory gunfire have negatively affected the flow of flights to Sebha in recent months, and there are fears that if the problem continues flights may have to be suspended altogether.
Council leaders in Sebha have also resolved to organise meetings to educate citizens about the seriousness of the phenomenon and discourage its continuation.
The meeting at which the decision was made was attended by a range of high-profile personalities in Sebha, including Sebha Council Chairman Ayoub Zaroug Abu Salah, his deputy Ezzideen Emhemed Effa, and a number high-ranking members of Sebha’s military councils and the higher security committee. Sebha’s airport directors and representatives from Libyan airlines were also in attendance.