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Idriss Deby Biography
Who is Idriss Deby?
Marshal Idriss Déby Itno is a Chadian politician and former military officer who has been President of Chad since 1990. He is also head of the ruling Patriotic Salvation Movement. Déby is of the Bidyat clan of the Zaghawa ethnic group.
Chad’s recently re-elected President Idriss Deby died of injuries sustained on the front line in the northern Sahel country, where he had gone to visit soldiers fighting the rebels, a spokesman for the Chad said Tuesday. army.
Deby, 68, “just took his last breath defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, Army spokesman Gen. Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read on state television. .
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Cause of Death
Déby was reported to have died, succumbing to injuries on April 20, 2021 while commanding his army against rebels in northern Chad during the northern Chad offensive, at the age of 68, according to an army spokesman. Chad’s Parliament was dissolved upon his death.
In a swift change of fate, after news had come in that Chad’s veteran president, Idriss Déby had won a sixth term in the latest provisional results in on Monday by 79.3%, an announcement broadcast on national radio today has announced his death.
According to the army spokesperson, Général Azem Bemrandoua Agouna, the military had been pushed back by a column of insurgents who were advancing on the capital, N’Djamena.
Déby, was expected to give a victory speech after receiving the provisional results, but opted instead to visit Chadian soldiers on the front lines, said his campaign director Mahamat Zen Bada.
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For now, the constitution has been suspended. A military council will take over in the meantime, under the leadership of General Mahamat Kaka, also known as Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, the son of Idriss.
This temporary government should remain in place for 18 months.
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His son has been a general in the Chadian army and for many years headed the Direction Générale des Services de Sécurité des Institutions de l’État (DGSSIE) [Directorate General of Security Services of State Institutions], which includes the presidential guard.