Chad says it foiled military attempt to destabilise country

Security services in Chad have been arresting people linked to the plot since 8 December and have seized military equipment

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 Chadian 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 8 December and have seized military equipment, the statement said.

Chad 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.

Some 50 people were killed in October in protests the government described as an “armed insurrection” but rights groups said was a pro-democracy demonstration.

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