FOREIGN NEWSAnxiety Over Reports Idris Dèby’s Son That Took Over After His Death Has Been KilledCrimechadminApril 21, 20210 Comment762
There is confusion in Chad over the rumour that Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, the son of late President Idriss Déby has been killed.
CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) cited different reports of the Chadian media about an alleged shooting incident at the presidential palace in N’Djamena, the country’s capital.
According to reports, the alleged incident was said to have been as a result of a purported dispute within the Déby family over the appointment of Mahamat.
But in a series of tweets, the private Tchadinfos website quoted several unnamed sources as denying the alleged shooting incident.
Tchadifos said, “The President of the Transitional Military Council is alive and well. There was never any shooting at the palace and no quarrels with Mahamat’s.”
However, another media called Toubou cited security sources who alleged that Mahamat was injured in a shootout sparked by a divergence within the family.
Meanwhile, Pro-government Alwihda Info website reported that gunfire was heard in Ati, some 378km (234miles) east of N’Djamena, after prisoners tried to escape.
Although the media said troops were deployed to the region to bring calm and peace following the gunshots, It didn’t say anything about the alleged death of Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno.