Chad: UFR rebel leader wants Wagner to intervene

In an audio document authenticated by several sources, UFR leader Timan Erdimi speaks with a special minister and advisor to the Central African Republic president, Aboulkhassim Algoni Tidjani. The Chadian rebel leader can be heard expressing his desire to convince the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, which is very active in the Central African Republic where it intervenes alongside the government of that country, to help him “oust the president of the Transitional Military Committee in Chad,” Mahamat Idriss Déby
Who leaked this audio document on social networks a few days ago? Why did it happen? Many questions remain unanswered so far.
In the recording, the rebel also refers to his contacts with the Central African Minister of Agriculture, and even announces that he tried to reach President Michel-Archange Touadéra, who was at the AU summit in Addis Ababa ten days ago, without success.
For the Chadian government, one thing is clear: there is no question of sitting at the same table as Timan Erdimi, who wants to make a pact with the Wagner group, “the devil” in its eyes. He now believes that the leader of the UFR has excluded himself from the Doha pre-dialogue. “Under the pretext that he wants to chase France, he wants to chase the Transitional Military Council. But if Timan Erdimi is capable of making a pact with the devil to come and sow trouble, to come and sow destabilization in the country, this is an extremely serious thing. We will not accept that this man who plans to wage war at a time when people want to make peace can attend a pre-dialogue,” said spokesman Abderaman Koulamallah.
For this, he relies on the special technical committee and Qatar, which is responsible for organizing the pre-dialogue with Chadian armed groups scheduled to take place in Doha in a dozen days.
The Chadian government also points to the link between Timan Erdimi and a special advisor to the Central African president who is also the minister of agriculture. It is surprised to see him in possession of Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s telephone number
The Chadian government now believes that the UFR leader excluded himself from the Doha pre-dialogue and is demanding an explanation from Bangui.