An unknown armed group kidnapped Dr. Lamine Abu Fares a staff member of the Senousi University in Bayda city on Sunday.

According to security sources, Abu Fares was taken to infamous Qirnada prison. The motives behind his abduction are still unknown.

However, relatives of Abu Fares say that it is likely to be of his unconformity with the Salafist group of Al-Madakhila who control the religious institutions in the eastern region.