Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.
- Chad President Idriss Deby was visiting army troops fighting “terrorists”
- The cause of his death has not been announced
- He had been leader of the African nation since 1990
His death comes one day after he was declared the winner of the country’s election.
Mr Deby’s campaign said on Monday that he was headed to the frontline to join troops battling “terrorists”.
Rebels based across the northern frontier in Libya attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south across the desert.
The cause of death is currently unclear.
Army spokesman Azem Bermendao…