CHADIAN PRESIDENT DEBY DIES LESS THAN 24hrs AFTER WINNING 6th TERM AS PRESIDENT
…. Army names his Son as Head Of State
The President of Chad, IDRISS DEBY, whose victory was announced yesterday as being re-elected as President for a six term in office is dead.
Brave Views gathered that he died of injuries suffered on the frontline in the Sahel Country’s North, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels.
A statement read on state television by the Army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna says the 68 year Deby “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, Army spokesman
In the meantime, General Mahamat Kaka, the son of the deceased Chadian leader has been named Interim Head of the State, the Army spokesman added.
The news came a day after Deby, who came to power in a rebellious circumstance in 1990, won a sixth term, as per provisional results released on yesterday, Monday.
Deby scored 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 Presidential Election, the results showed.
According to his campaign manager, Deby had postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit the Chadian soldiers, who are battling rebels.
The rebel group, Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the Northern Frontier with Libya, attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres South.
Chad’s military spokesman, Agouna told the Reuters News Agency that Army troops killed more than 300 fighters and captured 150 on Saturday in kanem Province, around 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the capital Ndjamena.
Five government soldiers were killed and 36 were injured, he said.