Gunfire in Chad’s capital ahead of presidential elections

Chad’s government has blamed opposition Socialist Party Without Borders (PSF) for gunfire in the capital which left an unspecified number of people dead on February 28.

Heavy gunfire erupted in Ndjamena after an attack on a security facility. PSF denied to news agencies its involvement in the killing, adding that its headquarters was actually attacked by men in uniform.

The violence occurred after Chad announced holding presidential elections on May 6.

The government said PSF members had been arrested or were being sought over the attack on the ANSE headquarters and would be prosecuted.

“Anyone looking to disturb the democratic process under way in the country will be prosecuted and brought to justice,” the government said in a statement quoted by AFP.

Chad was comparatively stable in a Sahel-region beset by military coups, climate crises, Jihadist activity, and infighting.

 

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