Today the G5Sahel force has just lost an important ally. We bow to his memory because of his tireless fighting spirit against terrorists and their allies.
The sudden disappearance of President Idriss Déby is a political earthquake at sub-regional level and a geostrategic upheaval for the Sahel and the fight againstjihadist on the crescent from Mali to the far reaches of South Sudan via the Lake Chad region and CAR.
We cannot ignore his tireless fight against the forces of evil and armed groups of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (EIGS) and Boko Haram as the main actors of the violence .
The late Marshal of Chad, President Idriss Déby Itno, has been a force not only in his country, but across the Sahel for years.History will judge its legacy apart from its governance that we abstain from judging .Each one its appreciation.
He was an eminent strategist for the G5SAHEL force and the main armed force still at the front.
I offer my condolences to his family, to the Chadian people and pray for peace and security in the Sahel with a new redeployment of the military.