Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Mnifi arrived in N’Djamena on Friday to participate in the funeral ceremonies of the late Chadian President, Idriss Deby.
The Chadian Military Council, led by the President’s son is organizing the funeral for Deby, who ruled the country for thirty years with an iron fist. A number of world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, attended the funeral.
Al-Mnifi has ordered all military units in the south to take immediate measures to secure and protect the southern border. He called on the forces to observe the utmost caution, and remain on high alert to deal with any potential emergency.
The Libyan Foreign Ministry has called for a smooth and peaceful transfer of power in Chad after the death of Deby. It also announced the establishment of an emergency room to closely follow the situation.
In a statement on Chadian television, the Army spokesman, General Azem Agouna said “The President of the Republic, Head of State, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Idriss Deby Itno, has taken his last breath in defending our territorial integrity on the battlefield. It is with deep bitterness that we announce to the Chadian people the death of the Marshall of Chad.”