Chad President Idriss Deby has passed away following his visit to troops on the frontline against rebels as confirmed by the army spokesperson on Tuesday.
The news comes days after he was re-elected into power running against little known business man who was no threat to his experience in government and power.
68-year-old Idriss Deby was reported to be joining troops at the boarder to fight rebels who were kilometres into the country through Libya and were heading to the capital N’Djamena.
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Azem Bermendao Agouna made the state announcement surrounded by several of his men confirming his death whose cause is yet to be known according to reports.
The army spokesman called on the people of Chad to come together and build the country especially through living abroad.
He continued by promising all Chadians security, peace and stability through the transition through the National Council of Transition (NCT).
“The National Council of Transition reassures the Chadian people that all measures have been taken to guarantee peace, security and the republican order.” Said Azem Bermendao.
President Idriss Deby has a long serving ally of developed countries such as France due to his stance against rebels and even ensured the country’s stability through his leadership.
The news comes two days after the US Embassy in Chad withdrew all its non-essential employees citing possibility of violence slow picking pace and heading towards the capital.
“Due to their growing proximity to N’Djamena and the possibility for violence in the city, non-essential U.S. government employees have been ordered to leave Chad by commercial airline.” Said the US Embassy.