Following its success in the fight against the Islamist sect Boko Haram, Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno was elevated to the title of Marshal Friday, June 26, 2020 by the National Assembly according to the statements of the President of the institution Haroun Kabadi.
“General Idriss Déby Itno is elevated to the dignity of Marshal of Chad for service to the Nation and the many military victories won both inside and outside the country,” said the President of the National Assembly.
President Idriss Déby Itno is now 68 years old. He came to power by arms 30 years ago, general of the Chadian army until now became marshal.
At the end of March, he had gone to the region of Lake Chad to pilot a military operation against the repeated attacks of the jihadist group Boko Haram, which is rampant in the region. The heaviest number of 100 Chadian soldiers had been killed by the hands of this radical group.
Chad is part of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a military coalition composed of Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Mali. The objective of this Military Force is to fight against terrorism and strengthen security in the area.