ALGIERS- Elements of the research and investigation brigade (BRI) of the judicial police, under the security services of the province of Sétif, arrested eight suspects in the cases related to the lethal forest fires and the heinous murder of Djamel Bensmail in Tizi Ouzou.
To this end, the defendants will appear, this afternoon, before the Public Prosecutor at the Sidi M’hamed Tribunal in Algiers.
According to preliminary information obtained by Ennhar TV, the suspects belong to the terrorist organization “MAK”. Another suspect was, also, arrested in the province of Relizane by the National Gendarmerie, added this source. He will appear before the Public Prosecutor at the same tribunal.
The arrests are part of ongoing investigations into the forest fires that have affected many parts of the country as well as the murder of Djamel Bensmail in Tizi Ouzou.
Investigations revealed that the eight suspects were in direct contact with the head of the terrorist organization “MAK”, Farhat Mehenni as well as external parts.
These defendants tried to spread terror and create a climate of insecurity among the population with a view to destabilizing the country.