The General Syndicate of University faculty staff said its chairman, Abdel Fattah Al-Sayeh, was abducted by unknown people, adding in a statement that unknown persons kidnapped Al-Sayeh from Syndicate's headquarters on Thursday morning, saying the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is responsible for his safety, and called on all national and international bodies to intervene to ensure he was safe. 

The General Syndicate called on all faculty staff at the University of Tripoli and Libyan universities to gather in front of the syndicate's headquarters to demand the release of Al-Sayeh.

The kidnapping incident came hours after the Syndicate denied reaching a final agreement to end the strike, it said that it had reached important agreements during a recent meeting with Dbeibah and his government, but some basic issues were still pending, especially starting the implementation as of this November, and disbursing the additional academic teaching hours to faculty members until the electronic system is established.

The Syndicate also demanded “a commitment to adjusting the salaries of teaching assistants without depriving them of their rights to scholarships and changing their teaching status to faculty members after they obtain the required academic degrees.