President of Chad, Idriss Deby, has died from injuries he suffered on the front line during his visit to soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgents, an army spokesman told the Agence France Presse (AFP) on Tuesday.
The president has just won a sixth term and was expected to give a victory speech to supporters but his Campaign Director, Mahamat Zen Bada, said he had instead gone to visit soldiers on the front lines.
“The candidate would have like to have been here to celebrate…. but right now, he is alongside our valiant defence and security forces to fight the terrorists threatening our territory,” Baza had told reporters.
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