Chad’s President Idriss Deby, 63 has replaced Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to become the new chairman of the African Union.
Idriss Deby is the longest ruling president and dictator in Africa.
Chad’s president recently made global headlines for assisting Boko Haram and duping Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan by setting up a fake cease fire deal with the terrorists and obtaining billions of naira from Nigeria in the scam.
Idriss Deby and Nigeria’s Jonathan had claimed the terrorists were about to release some 234 kidnapped girls and cease fire. In the process Nigeria stopped attacking the terrorists and allowed them take over towns and half of Adamawa state in the north east while Deby reportedly stopped picking Jonathan’s calls.
Nigeria’s former NSA Sambo Dasuki at Chatham house last year responded to queries on this scam, “we cannot simply go and arrest Deby.”
Idriss Deby is also known to have worked with a former Nigerian governor linked to Boko Haram, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and several Boko Haram terror camps were reported to be operating in Achaba, Chad under their organisation.
Chad’s president was also recently fingered supplying Boko Haram deadly weapons by state enabled terrorism rackets. A political aide of Idriss Deby, Mahamat Bichara Gnoti, arrested at the Chad-Sudan border in November of 2014 had stated that Idriss Deby gave him funds and the presidential pass to transport the weapons for Boko Haram.