By Mustafa Khalifa.
Ghat, 21 June 2015:
In a week that has already seen at least eight people killed in Sebha, including a . . .[restrict]female student shot dead at the university, another local man was murdered today by carjackers.
Omar Osman Khalifa, aged 45, was shot dead when he tried to put up a fight after he was stopped by an armed gang in the town’s Gardah district.
Meanwhile students and academics at Sebha university demonstrated this morning against the wave of crime in the southern town which last week resulted in a science student being shot dead and two others seriously wounded. The student, named as Tajdida Afifi, died when an unknown gunman opened fire at the faculty gate. Members of Sebha Municipal Council also joined the protest.
Sebha police meanwhile say they have set up a new joint security room in response to the crime wave and plan to increase the number of men at checkpoints.
They indicate they intend to stop vehicles without number plates and remove tinted film from car windows — actions that have been undertaken elsewhere in the country without any apparent effect on crime levels. [/restrict]