Afriqiyah Airways Libya plane hijackers want asylum in Malta

The hijackers have also said they want to set up a pro-Kadhafi political party.

  • Published:
A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016 play

A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016

(AFP)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The two hijackers who forced a Libyan passenger plane to divert to Malta are supporters of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi and have asked for political asylum there, Libya's foreign minister said.

Taher Siala, the foreign minister of Libya's internationally backed Government of National Accord, also said that the hijackers have said they want to set up a pro-Kadhafi political party.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.