Chad: Chad claims 400 Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) rebel fighters laid down arms
Four hundred fighters from a Chadian rebel group in Libya have surrendered their weapons and are “back on the side of the law,” Chad Defense Minister General Daoud Yaya Brahim told AFP on Monday, March 11.
The rebels from the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) “decided to surrender the guns and respond to the head of state’s outstretched hand,” the minister said.
“They arrived in northern Chad three days ago,” he added.
President Idriss Deby, who came to power in a 1990 rebellion backed by France, announced an amnesty last May for “all Chadians who have for one reason or another left the country to return with dignity.”