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Chadian President, Deby, killed in fight against rebels, son heads interim govt

Chadian President

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has died from injuries he received on the frontline.

Reports out of that country say the army has officially announced the death and appointed his son, as interim head of state.

The 68-year-old political veteran took office as president in 1990 and has recently won a sixth term.

Deby, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 election, the results showed on Monday.

The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the northern frontier with Libya, attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south.

Creekvibes news magazine recall that the late Chadian president, Idriss Déby while on a visit to Nigeria, he vows to end Boko Haram insurgence and was ready to work with Nigeria’s new security apparatus.

The late Chadian President, Idriss Déby and President Muhammadu Buhari