The Military Police of Al-Wahat district in Libya’s northeast has succeeded to seized 17 undocumented migrants of Sudanese nationality coming from the border triangle between Libya, Egypt and Sudan.
The Directorate of Military Police and Prisons announced on late Tuesday that the capture of Sudanese migrants became possible after the office of local military intelligence reported on two vehicles with people on board were moving from the southern region.
“The migrants were arrested in cooperation with the investigation and arrest office belonging to Awjilat town’s Police,” said the military police.
It confirmed that the security organs stay in touch with each other on a permanent basis in the district of Al-Wahat to contribute the public order and combat all kinds of negative phenomena, including illegal immigration exploited by foreign criminal groups as well as local ones operating on the southern border of the country.
Brega Petroleum Marketing company (BPM), the state importing and wholesale fuel distribution institution of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), launched a convoy of fuel trucks to the south of Libya in order to alleviate people’s suffering caused by oil shortage in the region.
According to the BPM’s statement, the overall amount of gasoline sent to the region totals approximately 1,205 million liters, in addition to 174 thousand liters of diesel oil.
“Fuel trucks were sent under surveillance of the BPM and NOC,” read a statement, calling on the local residents in the south to inform of any suspicious activity observed during a convoy movement by reaching out to BPM’s official page on Facebook.
The southern region of the oil-rich country suffers from the lack of oil, gas and other vital necessities as electricity and water supplies that deteriorated living conditions of the locals to worst extent since the breakout of political crisis in Libya in 2011. The situation was also exacerbated by the negative impact triggered by criminal gangs, foreign militants and smugglers widely operating in the area.
Recently, the head of the state-owned NOC Mustafa Sanalla lifted the state of force majeur from the largest oil field in the south El-Sharara that was shut down in early December in 2018 and led to 1,8 billion dollars losses in oil revenues. Lifting the force majeur was preceded by a successful military operation launched by Khalifa Haftar-led LNA. Reports say that the armed forces established control over the entire south region, forcing a large number of foreign militants flee the country through the southern border to Chad.