By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 22 May 2017:
A new head of Benghazi Security Directorate – in effect the police chief – has been appointed according to reports, just four months after the last change. Colonel Nuh Al-Arifi has been given the job by acting interior minister Brigadier Hussein Elabbar.
Hweidi who has been head of counter crime agency in Benghazi has now been named as head of an expanded agency covering much of Cyrenaica. Khafaifi has been appointed to head the sea and land ports administration in the region.
No reason has been given for the change but there are growing concerns in Benghazi over the rise again of assassinations and attempted assassinations. On Friday, one of the leaders of the local Awagir tribe, was assassinated in Soloug. The same day, there was an attempt to assassinate Benghazi member of the House of Representatives, Badr Musa Al-Nahib Alaguri.