Chad’s President Deby Dies

 

The newly re-elected President of Chad,Idriss Deby Itno has died of injuries while fighting rebels in the country.

The death came only the day after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office.

According to the army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna in a statement “Deby has just breathed his last breath defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield,”

Meanwhile the son of Deby,a Four-Star General and head of the Republican Guard Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno (C), 37, is to replace his father at the head of a military council.

“A military council has been set up headed by his son, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno,” the army’s spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna.

 

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