By Moutaz Ali.
Tripoli, 11 March 2017:
Reports that former Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) leader Ibrahim Jadhran, has been seized by a gang in Nalut are true according to sources in the town and in nearby Kabaw. It has not been possible, however, to independently confirm the story.
According to the reports, Jadhran who has been out of Libya for the postst few months, was detained by the very gang that he had employed to organise his return to Libya using the Dahiba-Wazen crossing on the Tunisian border. The border post on the Libyan side is controlled by militiamen from Nalut.
According to the source in Kabaw, the gang hired by the controversial former PFG leader to smuggle him into Libya wanted more money and decided to sell him to the highest bidder.
Jadhran had variously been reported in Italy and Turkey following a failed offensive against the LNA in December.
However, with the success of the Benghazi Defence Brigades in recapturing Sidra and Ras Lanuf from the LNA and the two terminals then being handed over to the Presidency Council’s new PFG head, Idris Bukhamada, Jadhran is seen as having a good reason for wanting to return to Libya, especially as he is said to be close to Bukhamada.