Since the death of President Idris Deby on April 20, the military government has announced its desire to quell the rebellion and asked Niger to help it “capture” the leader of the rebellion.
The soldiers who have been in power in Chad since the death of President Idriss Déby Itno announced that they had refused to negotiate with the insurgents who had launched an offensive on the capital two weeks ago and said they were open the day before. Ceasefire.
In a statement on the national television station Télé Tchad, their spokesperson Azem Bermandoa Agouna announced that the military intends to quell the rebellion and asked neighboring Niger to help them “capture” Chad alternated with the rebel leader of the Front Concord (FACT) Mahamat Mahadi Ali (Mahamat Mahadi Ali):
“Now is neither the time for mediation nor the time for negotiations with lawbreakers.”
“Chad calls on Niger (…) to cooperate and unite in order to facilitate the capture and provide justice for these war criminals”, Added a CMT spokesperson.
Last Saturday, FACT stated that the Presidents of Niger and Mauritania, and members of the G5 Sahel organization (Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso) have negotiated between the military and the insurgents and are ready for a ceasefire. . According to the adviser to the head of state, Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum has specially summoned the rebel leader Mahadi Ali.
“We responded positively to the mediation between Niger and Mauritania [et] Confirm that we can cease the war and cease fire”Mr Mahadi Ali told AFP on Saturday night. But he said that at the same time, the Chadian army continued to bomb his troops. The Chadian army accused the FACT rebels, especially its leaders, of fleeing to Niger territory on Sunday.
Agence France-Presse contacted Mr. Mahathir Ali by phone. He said he was still in Chad, Kanim Province, in the border region of Niger, about 400 kilometers north of Nidjamena.
“If they want to go to war, we will go to war. If they are attacked, we will retaliate.”, He told AFP on Sunday night that he had reacted to the military government’s refusal to negotiate.
“In the fight against FACT, N’Djamena feels relieved, with the support of other Chadian insurgents stationed in Libya or Sudan, despite not putting his troops into the battle for the time being,”It is estimated that it is Africa’s diplomatic source.
On Friday, he quoted a speech at the funeral of President Emmanuel Macron, a long-time ally of France, the landlocked country, who had held him with an iron fist for 30 years.
“France will never let anyone, today or tomorrow, question the stability and integrity of Chad”, Had promised at the funeral of Mr. Macron.
According to several corroborating sources, FACT, based in Libya, a neighboring country in northern Chad, passed through Niger to N’Djamena, the southern capital of the country, in mid-April. FACT rebels were stopped by the Chadian army in Kanem on Monday, and the Chadian army was supporting in the air “Reconnaissance and Surveillance Flight” French army. According to the Chadian army, 300 insurgents were killed in the fighting.
This weekend, some sources confirmed to AFP that the fighting was very deadly. “In two camps” According to N’Djamena’s African diplomatic sources.The Chadian army has not released any records, but she mentioned Sunday “Dozens of Chadian soldiers” you are. The day after the fighting, on Tuesday, an Army spokesperson announced that Idriss Déby had died from frontline injuries.
The son of the late Marshal Derby, Mahamat Idriss Déby, a four-star general, at the age of 37, until then the commander of the Republican SS (the regime’s rear guard) was the new strongman in Chad , Surrounded by the generals of the fathers of the fourteen most loyal supporters.He has full power but promised to establish a new institution after the election “Freedom and democracy” In a year and a half.
On Friday, more than a dozen heads of state gathered in the center of N’Djamena to pay their last respects to Marshal Derby, an important partner in the fight against jihadists in the West. The presidents of the Group of Five Sahel countries who attended the funeral unanimously supported the military government.