President Idriss Deby, the newly elected President of Chad, has died of injures sustained on the frontline while defending the nation from rebels.
President Idriss Deby won his 6th term as the president of Chad with 79.32 percent of the votes cast in April 11’s election, according to provisional results from the electoral commission on Monday.
It was revealed that President Deby has been commanding his army to battle rebels who had launched a major incursion into the north of the country since the weekend and even on election day.
He had postponed his victory speech to the nation and went to visit Chadian soldiers battling rebels in the north of the country, his campaign manager revealed.
The army said a military council led by the late president’s 37-year-old son Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general, would replace him.