Chad’s President Idriss Deby has been confirmed died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesperson said Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a sixth term in office.
The 68-year-old gave up the ghost while safeguarding the sovereign country on the front line.
Throughout the end of the week, armed force representative General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The military said a military gathering drove by the late president’s 37-year-old child Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general, would supplant him.
“A military committee has been set up headed by his child, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno,” Agouna, said on state radio.
Deby won a 6th term on Monday, as the military said it had beaten back a section of agitators progressing on the capital, N’Djamena. Deby, who came to control in a disobedience in 1990, took 79.3% of the vote in the April 11 political race, which was boycotted by top resistance pioneers.
He was relied upon to give a triumph discourse to allies, yet his mission chief, Mahamat Zen Bada, said he had rather gone to visit Chadian officers on the cutting edges.
“The up-and-comer would have gotten a kick out of the chance to have been here to celebrate… however, at the present time, he is close by our fearless safeguard and security powers to battle the psychological militants undermining our domain,” Zen Bada told columnists, as per comments conveyed by Reuters.
The revolutionary gathering Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the northern outskirts with Libya, assaulted a boundary post on final voting day and afterward progressed many kilometers (miles) south.
Yet, it endured a misfortune throughout the end of the week. Agouna revealed to Reuters that military soldiers killed in excess of 300 agitators and caught 150 on Saturday in Kanem territory, around 300 kilometers (185 miles) from N’Djamena.
Five government troopers were murdered and 36 were harmed, he said.
Truth said in an explanation that an “mistake” on Saturday had “eased back by somewhat the successful walk… to N’Djamena” however that the revolutionaries had directed the military fighting on Sunday and Monday, killing, injuring and catching many troopers.
Chadian state TV on Sunday showed pictures of a horde of troopers cheering close to what in particular state TV said were many caught rebel warriors, who sat with their hands bound behind their backs.
The agitation has raised alerts among Western nations, which considered Deby to be a partner in the battle against fanatic gatherings, remembering Boko Haram for the Lake Chad Basin and gatherings connected to al-Qaida and Daesh in the Sahel.