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Published On: Wed, Apr 21st, 2021

Chad rebels killed President Idriss Déby After Election Victory

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Chad, N’Djamena (ANN)-Chadian President Idriss Déby, who won the country’s sixth election, has died a day after the results were announced.

 

 

Deby was declared the winner of the by-elections on Monday, with 3, 663, 4031, equal to 79.3% of the total votes cast in Chad’s election, but his death turned out to be the real result.

According to reports confirming the president’s death from the Chadian national army and read on national television, re-elected President Idriss Déby died of his injuries while commanding his troops to fight the northern rebels this week invaded the country.

 

In an interview with Radio-France Internationale,, Mahamat Mahadi Ali, the rebel leader, Déby took part in the fighting on Sunday and Monday (April 18th and 19th), where fighting was taking place in the south-west of the country, near Nokou in Kanem. Déby was reportedly wounded on the battlefield on Sunday, and then taken to the capital 400km away, and his injury airlifted by Helicopter.

Général Azem Bemrandoua Agouna, a military spokesman, was quoted as saying that he was pushed back by a group of rebels on their way to the capital, N’Djamena, causing the president to go to the area.

According to the report, Chadian troops were attacked by militants from the Front for Change and Concord , in Chad from their base in Libya and entering Chadian territory. In April, their goal was reportedly to overthrow President Idriss Déby, who has been in power in Chad for the past 31 years, and for the sixth time the results were announced.

Idriss Déby, was expected to deliver a successful speech after receiving interim results, but preferred to visit Chadian troops in the front line, said campaign director Mahamat Zen Bada.

The country’s constitution was repealed and the military was temporarily taken over by General Mahamat Kaka, also known as Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, Idriss’ son.

General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno is unsure of the direction he will take in the country and the extent to which he has the support of Chadian military, security and intelligence services.

It is uncertain whether the situation in the country will remain stable after the death of the leader, and there are reports of fears and concerns about the country’s security, as the death of the long-ruling leader comes at a time when the country is holding election and renewed insurgency.

Idriss Déby, A career soldier in his mid-fifties, Deby has been a central figure in Chad politics for two decades. Born in the remote northern deserts of Chad in the ethnic Zaghawa group Deby, then 30 years old, helped the northern warlord Hissene Habre to topple President Goukouni Oueddei in 1982, and subsequently became one of his leading generals, later serving as defence minister.

 

But by 1989 the relationship had turned sour and Deby, accused of plotting a coup, fled to neighbouring Sudan where he mustered support for his own rebellion. On 30 November 1990 Habre and his entourage fled N’djamena after Deby took the eastern town of Abeche. It was two days before Deby arrived in the capital to take the presidency, promising to replace Chad’s legacy of rule by repressive oligarchies with multi-party politics and elections.

Chad, which has been embroiled in a series of civil wars since independence from France in the 1960s, has seen a spate of bloodshed and coups d’état, but Idriss has said he will bring stability to the country. Déby’s party, the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), has won a sixth term in office.

Idirss 68 years old, was born June 18, 1952 N’Djamena, He is from, Bidayat of the Clan of the Zaghawa ethnic group. He took power by leading a rebellion Against President Hissène Habré in December 1990 and survived various rebellions and coup attempts against to his own rule.

Déby during 31 years and was one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders and survived the various militias and an attempted coup, but the government finally unrest claimed 20 lives in April 2021.

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