Rebel group blamed for the death of the Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno have threatened to depose the new interim leader who is also the son of the late president.
The group had on Tuesday said they were “heading toward N’Djamena at this very moment” which is their state capital.
“Chad is not a monarchy,” said a statement from the group known as the Front for Change and Concord in Chad. “There can be no dynastic devolution of power in our country.”
The group’s threat of moving towards the capital could not be substantiated with evidence or confirmed, but it has immediately created panic in N’Djamena, where another rebel group attacked back in 2008.
Officials with the Transitional Military Council said the fight was not yet over for control of the country. “The security situation remains highly serious given the persistence and magnitude of the terrorist threat,” the council’s vice president, Djimadoum Tiraina, said, adding that the military must now “prevent the country from sinking into chaos and anarchy.”