Tobruk Security Directorate Announces Lifting of Curfew

Tobruk Security Directorate Announces Lifting of Curfew
Tobruk Security Directorate Announces Lifting of Curfew

On Tuesday, the Security Directorate of Tobruk announced the lifting of the curfew imposed in the city. The Directorate stated that the lifting of the curfew came based on the instructions of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Faraj Qaim.

The Directorate warned residents not to be present in the areas of security operations, in the interest of everyone’s safety.

On Saturday, the Security Directorate of Tobruk announced that a night-time curfew will be applied from 8 pm to 6 am, until further notice. The announcement of the curfew coincided with a large-scale security operation in the city, targeting human and contraband traffickers.

The curfew, however, exempted medical personnel, auxiliary healthcare workers, individuals with medical emergencies, those engaged in humanitarian work, police officers, armed forces, and members of the general sanitation company while carrying out their duties.

The Tobruk Security Director indicated that the curfew was instituted based on the instructions from Qaim, and the Head of the Special Security Chamber. This was formed on the directives from the Commander in Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Last month, the Libyan Prime Minister-designate, Osama Hammad said that his government “will do its utmost to serve the Libyan people.” He announced that his government will “launch a comprehensive national dialogue soon, that guarantees rights and freedoms and relieves the suffering of the displaced at home, and abroad.”

In his first televised speech after being appointed by the Libyan Parliament, Hammad called on oversight bodies to “fight administrative and financial corruption, and achieve the highest rates of transparency to preserve public money in accordance with the law, and within the framework of true accountability through an independent judiciary.”

The Prime Minister pledged to “work within a clear plan in order to build the state.”

He also pledged that his government is “committed to all international covenants, agreements, and treaties, and will be keen to fulfil its regional and international obligations and adopt a policy of cooperation and mutual respect with all international bodies and institutions.”

In addition, Hammad called on all international and diplomatic missions, led by the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) to “carry out its role through its mandated task to facilitate national reconciliation among all segments of the Libyan people.”