The funeral of Chadian President Idriss Déby, who was assassinated by terrorists, will be held on Friday.

President Idriss Deby Itno's funeral will be held on Friday in the Chadian capital N'Djamena before he will be buried in his hometown.

He was assassinated last Monday while leading a fight against the rebels, a group formed by some military officers in 2016.

The presidents of Mali, Guinea and Niger have arrived in the country to attend the funeral, and French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to travel to N'Djamena despite protests by rebels that foreign leaders should not attend. for security reasons.

After hours of military briefing, the imam of N'Djamena's main mosque will offer prayers for the deceased.

His body will be flown to Amdjarass, a small village near his homeland near the Sudanese border, in the evening.

President Deby is a key figure in the security sector in the Sahel.

Idriss Deby's son-in-law General Mahamat Idriss Déby took over the reins of the country under the auspices of the country's military council after the death of his father, and yesterday France expressed support for the military government.

General Deby, 37, said elections would be held in a democratic manner in 18 months, but the opposition condemned his leadership, while a military general said many soldiers were unhappy. and the transition plan.

Nasir H. Muhammad