By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 12 September 2013:
Security forces at Benghazi’s Benina airport have been doubled with the deployment of 150 newly-trained policemen.
“These . . .[restrict]new recruits will help the existing 200 police and military police at the airport,” spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room Abdullah Zaidi told the Libya Herald.
The police are from a group of 1,800 former revolutionaries who graduated last week from two Benghazi police training facilities. The training was part of the Ministry of Interior’s plan to integrate former revolutionaries into the country’s official security forces
Equipment for detecting explosives had also been placed at the main gate to the airport, Zaidi said. “Libyans should cooperate with security personnel for own their safety and security,” he said, adding that cars without number-plates should not drive into the airport car-park.
Benina airport now felt calm and well-organised, Zaidi said, with the increased security presence helping both staff and passengers to feel safer. [/restrict]