Chad military council lifts curfew

In a sign of easing tensions, Chad’s new military government has announced lifting a curfew clamped after the shock death of long-time leader Idriss Deby Itno and the installation of a military council led by his son.

An overnight curfew, barring people from leaving their homes between 6pm and 5am was introduced on April 20, hours after the military announced that Debyhad died from wounds sustained in fighting with rebel forces. 

The start of the curfew was later pushed back to 8pm.

A decree signed by the military council’s spokesman, Azem Bermandoa Agouna, said the curfew had been lifted on Sunday “after evaluating the steps initially taken by the transitional military council (CMT) across the country and the security situation”.

Adolphus Mawolo reports.                            

 

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