Army spokesman General Azim Bernamandao Aguna issued a statement saying that 68-year-old Debi breathed his last while defending the sovereignty of the nation in the battlefield.
For the sixth time in the African country of Chad, newly elected President Idris Debbie died due to injuries sustained in a rebel attack. The army spokesman gave information about this on Tuesday. On state television, Army spokesman General Azim Bernamando Aguna issued a statement saying that 68-year-old Debbie breathed his last on the weekend while defending the sovereignty of the nation in the battlefield.
Army spokesman said that General Mahamat Kaka, son of Idris Debbie, has been elected the interim chief of the country. The news of the death of Idris Debbie, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, came on a day when his victory was announced for the sixth presidential term on Monday. The final results of the election results came on Monday.
Idris Debbie received 79.3 percent of the vote in the presidential vote on 11 April. According to the campaign manager, Debbie postponed her winning speech among supporters and went to meet Chad soldiers at the frontlines. The injured newly-elected President Idris Debbie was killed during the rebels’ violent clashes with soldiers here.
Earlier, the rebel group Front or Change and Concord, on the border of the Northern Frontier bordering Libya in Chad, attacked the border post on election day. In this, Chad’s military spokesman Aguna told the news agency Reuters that on Saturday, the army killed about 300 fighters and captured 150 in Kanem province. It is about 300 km from the capital Nadjamena.