Chadian TMC Dissolves Dialogue Platform, Vows To Crush Terrorism

The dialogue platform worked as a conversation opportunity between the presidential majority and opposition parties in Chad.

Leader of the Chadian Transitional Military Council (TMC), General Mahamat Idriss Deby has dissolved the country’s  National Political Dialogue Platform.

The dissolution of the platform Thursday, Aug. 5, follows the signing of the Decree Number 218 by the TMC leader.  

The political dialogue platform which was a mechanism for parity dialogue between the presidential majority and opposition parties in Chad was created in 2013 to take over the follow-up of the political accord signed in the country on Aug. 13, 2007.

Meanwhile, General Deby has also vowed that his Transitional Military Council “will force the terrorism hydra to capitulate.”

The declaration follows a Boko Haram terrorist attack on the night of Wednesday Aug. 4 and Thursday Aug. 5 on a Chadian national army position in the Lake Chad basin in which 26 soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded, with eight of them in very critical situations. 

“The death of 26 of our soldiers following a bloody terrorist attack in the Lake Chad region reminds us of the challenges to which we are confronted in a part of our frontiers,” the Chadian military leader declared, adding that “the heavy prize that we pay in this asymmetric was is bitter but it would not be in vain.”

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