By Jamal Adel.
Kufra, 29 November 2014:
Armed robbers have ambushed two busses bringing oil workers back to Tripoli from the Eni-operated El-Fil . . .[restrict]field, stealing phones, money and valuables from the passengers.
“We were heading back to Tripoli in the company’s bus” a passenger, who asked not to be named, told the Libya Herald, “when we came near to Al-Shuwairif, armed people came out of nowhere and forced us to stop”.
Though both busses halted, he said, when the robbers approached the first one, it drove off. “Because they only had one car, they did not chase after it”. While the gunmen threatened violence to the occupants of the second bus, they injured no one during their robbery, which included rifling luggage.
ENI normally uses aircraft to move its people around. However with the two recent air raids on Mitiga and the airport’s temporary suspension of flights, they had been obliged to use less secure road transport. [/restrict]