Security Tightened in Chad’s Capital Amidst Rising Tensions

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Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, is witnessing heightened security measures with roadblocks and military deployment around the Socialist Party Without Borders’ headquarters, following a deadly attack on the security agency.

The junta-led government accused the opposition party of orchestrating the assault.

Soldiers surrounded the PSF headquarters, led by Yaya Dillo, a cousin of transitional president Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno. 

The attack near the party’s HQ adds to the escalating tensions between the government and opposition.

Access to the presidential palace has been restricted, and schools in central N’Djamena are closed. 

The telephone network has been facing disruptions since Wednesday, while mobile internet access remained suspended.

Yaya Dillo denied any involvement in the security agency attack, dismissing the allegations as politically motivated lies.

The government had accused a PSF member of an “assassination attempt against the president of the supreme court.”

Despite the turmoil, Chad announced a presidential election on May 6, contested by both Deby Itno and Dillo.

The transitional president, Mahamat Deby Itno, initially pledged a return to civilian rule but later extended the transition period by two years. 

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