Funeral of Idriss Déby Itno: the presidents’ homage to the “warrior”.
(Face Of Nigeria Blog News)- Idriss Déby Itno was a Chadian politician and military officer, head of the ruling Patriotic Salvation Movement, who was the president of Chad from 1990 until his death while commanding troops on the front in 2021.
After these tributes and a prayer to the dead pronounced in the great mosque of Ndjamena, Idriss Déby’s remains were handed over to the family.
Interment will take place in the privacy of the family circle in Amdjarass, the home village of the late president.
Official heads of state and government began to leave Ndjamena after this tribute and eulogy ceremony.
Idriss Déby Itno’s funeral took place this Friday, April 23 in Ndjamena. Face of Nigeria Blog News reports.
Twelve heads of state made the trip to the Chadian capital.
The tributes were unanimous in saluting the president-marshal who died in combat.
The first highlight of Idriss Déby’s funeral ceremony was marked by the speech of Hinda Déby, the last wife of the late president.
In tears, she called on Chadians to hold hands to carry the values of national cohesion as her late husband would have wished. ” Fatherland, honor and dignity, this is a triptych to which the Marshal is very attached “, she insisted.
For his part, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi paid tribute to Idriss Déby by speaking of sacrifice for his people.
The President of the DRC, also current President of the African Union, called on the Chadian people to unity and to respect the democratic rules laid down by the Constitution.
“You died as a soldier”
In his tribute to the late president, Burkinabé President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré insisted on the common military commitment in the Sahel.
“I would like to salute President Idriss Déby Itno’s commitment to the difficult fight we have led together against terrorism in the Sahel and in the Lake Chad basin, and which we will continue in his memory . “
Also present in Ndjamena, the French President, Emmanuel Macron in his funeral oration hailed the value of the fighter Déby. ” Dear president, dear marshal, dear Idriss (…) you lived as a soldier, you died as a soldier, arms in hand “.