The President of Chad Idriss Déby has died from injuries after intense fightings with rebels in the north of the country during the weekend, according to the Chadian army.
Idriss Deby, Chad’s gigantic President, dies from injuries sustained in energmatic Clash with rebels.
Chad’s President, Idriss Deby has reportedly died from wounds sustained in the most recent of clashes with rebels and insurgents from the Northern part of the country.
Deby’s death comes just a day after being declared the rightful winner of the country’s just concluded provisional election, which sees him retain office for the sixth term.
While a curfew has been imposed and boarders shut, a military council led by Deby’s son, general Mahamat Idriss Deby, a 37 years old four star general will take the reigns for the next 18 months after which an election will be held.
As reported, the late President went over the front line, a seven hundred kilometers north of the capital city to visit his troops fighting a rebel group known as “FACT”(the front for change and Concord in Chad)
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Deby, a no nonsense autocratic leader ruled for over three decades and is seen as a central figure in the fight against Islamist extremism in Africa.
He thus enjoyed glaring support from France and the United states because his military were seen as key to annihilating Islamist extremism in the central Sahel region.