Security chiefs in eastern Libya said on Thursday they will disobey orders of the interim government of Abdullah Al-Thanni and they will not comply with its decisions.

In a statement, the chiefs accused Al-Thanni's interior ministry of corruption and disruption of security services.

In a turning point, the chiefs confirmed they will only take orders from Colonel Moamin Bozohra, chief of Al-Bayda Security Department, who was appointed by renegade General Khalifa Haftar as the General Coordinator of Police Forces.

Haftar's appointment of Bozohra is seen as a sign of his interference in the government's works.

The step is also seen as a preparation for Haftar's intention to declare his military council to rule the country.