Breaking: Idriss Deby’s 37-yr-old son, Gen. Kaka named president of Chad (Quick facts about him)

General Mahamat Kaka Idriss Deby Itno, the 37-year-old son of Chad’s slain leader, Idriss Deby Itno, is to take over as president in place of his father, according to a charter released Wednesday by the presidency.

It said General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, 37, who

Recall that the young General was on Tuesday named transitional leader as head of a military council following his father’s death.

The statement announcing his take over said he will “occupy the functions of the president of the republic” and also serve as head of the armed forces.

Below are quick facts to know about the 37-year-old General Mahamat Kaka Idriss Deby Itno

1. General-Major Mahamat Deby Itno is first enrolled at the Joint Grouping of military schools in Chad.

2. He subsequently received training in France, at the military school of Aix-en-Provence.

3. Upon his return, he was enrolled in second promotion of semi direct of the school of officer inter armed and later was appointed to the service branch for the Security of State Institutions (SERS), as a deputy commander of the groupement of infanterie.

4. His first combat experience took place in April 2006 when rebel attacked the capital city of Chad and later participated in a combat in eastern Chad along with General Abu Bakr al Said, then director of gendarmery, Mahamat was given the rank of major afterward.

5. He led forces when he took part in the command of Chadian forces during the Battle of Am Dam, where his army defeated the rebels.

6. In January 2013, General Mahamat was appointed second in command of the Chadian Special Forces in Mali under general Oumar Bikimo.

7. On 22 February, he led his army against rebels in the Adrar al-Ifoghas mountains in Northern Mali leading to the Battle of al-Ifoghas. They eliminated a rebel base said to be of “significant importance”, inflicting heavy losses upon the rebels but also losing twenty-six men in the process, including Abdel Aziz Hassane Adam, a commander of Special Forces. Mahmud took full command of the FATIM and has since been leading operations against rebels in the North.

8. After his father’s death at the hands of FACT on 20 April 2021, the military said that the elected government and National Assembly have been dissolved and that the Transitional Military Council led by Mahamat will lead the nation for 18 months.