The Municipal Council of Gharyan has held the Minister of Interior, Arif Khoja, responsible for the security vacuum in the city.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Municipal Council pointed out that the Interior Minister refused to appoint Colonel Ali Triki as Director of the Security Directorate of Gharyan, despite the consensus he enjoyed from all parties, including the former security director.

The Council insisted that it would approach the supervisory and judicial authorities in order to take the necessary measures due to the negligence of the minister and his dereliction of duty.

Gharyan Security Directorate closed its doors two weeks ago because of the security chaos and in protest for failing to appoint a new director for the Directorate by the Minister of Interior, according to the statement.