The Islamist group Boko Haram is now beheaded and will disappear before the end of the year, said Tuesday the Chadian president told a news conference. He also spoke about his longevity in power.
The days of Boko Haram are they counted? For the president of Chad , Idriss Déby Itno , in any case, the end is near for the Nigerian Islamist group. “Boko Haram is decapitated. There are small groups scattered in eastern Nigeria on the border with Cameroon.
We are able to put permanently out of harm’s Boko Haram, said the head of the State before the national press on the occasion of the celebration of 55th anniversary of independence of Chad, Tuesday, August 11.
The war will be short, it will end before the end of the year and Boko Haram will disappear with the establishment of the joint force that will be operational in a few days, promised Idriss Deby Itno, in reference to the structure Joint 8700 men supposed to better coordinate the actions of various armies in the region (Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Benin).
The Head of State also spoke for the first time, a successor Abubakar Shekau, previously presented as the leader of the Islamist group, which has not appeared on Boko Haram’s propaganda videos for several months.
There’s someone to be called Mahamat Daoud would have replaced Abubakar Shekau and it wants to negotiate with the Nigerian government. I would recommend not dialogue with a terrorist,” Deby said without providing further details.
Deby then pointed out that the challenge was to prevent terrorist actions and that’s why we organize at the level of the sub-region to prevent the material to make bombs and other explosive return to our countries. It remains to prevent suicide bombers, he stressed, emphasizing the importance of intelligence.
Since the beginning of 2015, the victories of the regional coalition (Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger) have driven the insurgents from most of their strongholds Nigerian. They then folded in very remote areas such as forest Sambisa, near the Cameroon or Lake Chad.
Weakened, the Islamists have multiplied in recent weeks murderers suicide attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, whose army plays a key role in the fight against Boko Haram. On Tuesday, at least 47 people were killed and fifty injured in an explosion in a market in north-eastern Nigeria , frequently targeted by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Questioned by the press, the president also recalled his candidacy for re-election as possible in view of the Presidential expected in 2016. “Twenty-five years is a long time. If I had the opportunity to make sure the country work once I quit power even today.
If my departure could strengthen peace, security and harmony, I would have taken my vacation, said the head of state, came to power in a coup State in 1990 and whose regime has since faced numerous rebellions and attempts at destabilization.
I belong to a party the Patriotic Movement of salvation. In time, it will be up to the party to designate its candidate. All measures are taken so that the elections are conducted in a free and democratic transparency he said. Before concluding: Exit to exit power and leave Chad in the mess, I will not do it.”