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Chad foil military officers attempt to destabilize country




Chadian security forces have foiled an attempt by a group of army officers to destabilize the country and undermine constitutional order, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

“This plan was devised by a restricted group of conspirators composed of 11 army officers,” the statement said. At their head was Baradine Berdei Targuio, president of the Human Rights Organisation, it said.

Reuters was unable to reach Targuio, who is in prison.

Security services have been arresting people linked to the plot since Dec. 8 and have seized military equipment, the statement said.



The country has been on edge since the battlefield death in 2021 of longtime ruler Idriss Deby, after which his son, Mahamat Idriss Deby, seized power.

Authorities have cracked down on dissent in recent months as demonstrators took to the streets to demand a quicker transition to democratic rule.

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