BREAKING: President of Chad, Idris Deby, killed | Premium Times Nigeria

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died, the country’s military has announced.

Mr Deby, who was reported Monday to have won a sixth term, died while on the frontline during a battle against rebels who were advancing on the country’s capital, Ndjamena.

The army had earlier said it had beaten back a column of the fighters, killing some 300 of them.

Mr Deby came to power in 1990.

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