Who Really Killed President Idris Deby, Fani-Kayode Asks

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Déby visits France in 2017. Photo: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised questions over uncertainties surrounding the death of the former President of Chad, Idris Deby.

The military in Chad announced on Tuesday that Deby died of injuries sustained while with troops fighting rebels.

In a tweet, Fani-Kayode said, “Who really killed Pres. Idris Deby? Was it the rebels or were they disgruntled elements within his own army? What role did France play,if any? What role did the Americans play,if any? How did his son emerge as Head of State after the killing& why was there effectively a coup?

“Was the whole thing planned& contrived in the same way that Pres. Laurent Kabila of DRC Congo was killed in 2001 & his young Army officer son Joseph took over for many years? At that time Joseph was a young Major in the Army& a few years later he transformed himself into a democratically elected President for many years more.

“Who were the 5 generals that were executed by Deby’s son after his father was murdered and why were they executed? Why was his ADC executed as well?

“What are the implications of this assassination on the war against Boko Haram in the west African sub-region & on Nigeria’s North Eastern border with Chad?

“What are the implications for Nigeria’s peace & stability?

“These are pertinent questions that need to be answered!”

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