CHAD’S President Deby Dies over clash with rebels after winning sixth term-ARMY

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Chad’s President Idriss Deby dies in clash with rebels after winning sixth term

The army in Chad says President Idriss Deby has died from injuries sustained in fighting at the frontline.

Chad’s army is currently combating rebel forces who’ve launched an assault on the capital N’Djamena.

President Deby was expected to win a sixth term in office following elections on April the eleventh.

President Idriss Déby of Chad “breathed his last breath defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield”, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television.

The army in Chad says President Idriss Deby has died from injuries sustained in fighting at the frontline.

Chad’s army is currently combating rebel forces who’ve launched an assault on the capital N’Djamena.

President Deby was expected to win a sixth term in office following elections on April the eleventh.

President Idriss Déby of Chad “breathed his last breath defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield”, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television.

AFP news wire agency reports that the Chadian army have confirmed that General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general who is the son of slain president Idriss Deby Itno, will replace him at the head of a military council

Source: BBC

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