By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 14 March 2016:
Staff at branches of the Jumhouriya Bank throughout the country went on strike today in . . .[restrict]protest at the kidnapping yesterday in Tripoli of the bank’s acting general manager Nuri Abufleijah and two other bank officials. They were seized from the bank’s offices in Shara Al-Serim. It is not known who took them although the leader of one of Tripoli’s militia’s has been accused.
In a decision that is bound to make the country’s liquidity problems even more difficult, the bank has said that it will not reopen its doors to the public until Abufleijah is released.
He took over after the Audit Bureau suspended the bank’s general manager Ahmed Rajeb amid allegations of malpractice. [/restrict]