Another military man takes over from mayor in the east

By Libya Herald reporters.

Chief of Staff Nazhuri has threatened to fire on foreign ships approaching Libyan ports not sanctioned by the HoR (Photo: LANA News Agency).

Military governor Nazhuri replaces 12th eastern mayor (Photo: LANA News Agency).

Tripoli, 1 November 2016:

The army has appointed a military officer to run another district in the east, bringing to a dozen the number of municipalities where the mayor has been fired and replaced by Cyrenica’s military governor Major-General Abdul Razzak Al-Nazhuri.

The latest municipality to have the change imposed is Al-Sahil, also known as Al-Dirsiyah, between Marj and Beida. It contains the towns of Tolmeita, Batta, Al-Bayyadah and Qasr Libya.

So far elected mayors have been replaced in Abyar, Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Derna, Kufra, Marj, Shahat, Sidra, Suluq, Tobruk and Ben Jawad which is a military zone.

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