By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 5 August 2013:
At today’s press conference Prime minister Ali Zeidan condemned yesterday’s attack on “Barracks 27” in the Zahra-Azaziya-Wirshafana area.
He strongly condemned the action in which an armed group stormed the barracks stealing equipment that is often so specialized in type and of no use to the perpetrators that they discard it.
He gave an example of a solar panel that had been pillaged, only to be used as a border for an animal pen.
Zeidan said that the storming of public property and sites had become a repeated event, so much so that it seems that there is a section of Libyans who seem to do nothing else but pillage public property. They no longer seem to consider stealing as immoral, he added.
If citizens want to destroy security and security forces, we will not be able to create a state, he added. This is ignorant behavior, he added.
Zeidan again reached out to the Libyan public to help counter these activities. He said that the public must accept their responsibility. He called on the families and tribes to do their part.
“We know where they are from”, he said referring to the perpetrators of criminal and terrorist activities, “but we do not want to name them”.
However, during the question session of the press conference when challenged by the media to name and shame the perpetrators, Zeidan again refused. [/restrict]