In a bid to bring to an abrupt end the continued clashes between Herdsmen and Farmers in Chad, President Idriss Deby, has ordered the Chadian Army to shoot both Herdsmen and Farmers dead, if the clashes continue.
The Chadian President, gave the order to the country’s Army, saying that, the move is to save what he described as “the majority”.
According to him, the Army can shoot ten persons from each side, to save the majority.
“if the Army comes to the places where there is fighting between Herdsmen and Farmers, the Army should assemble ten members of both the Herdsmen and the Farmers, and shoot them dead.”
Recall, that clashes between Farmers and Herdsmen, this August, left at least 50 dead.
TOS TV had earlier reported that President Deby declared a state of emergency in two Eastern Provinces, where the fighting is frequent.
According to him: “From now, we will deploy Military Forces, who are going to ensure the security of the population in the region”, Deby stated while on a trip to Sila.
“We must disarm all the civilians who have weapons in their hands”, President Deby added.
Meanwhile, there has been an upsurge in violence and influx of guns into the country lately, but the President, in April, blamed the trend on neighbouring Libya, Central African Republic, and Sudan.
He pointed out that the government had created a special Task Force Unit, to disarm the people.
However, despite the ongoing disarmament, the influx of weapons into the country has continued, even on the higher level.
According to him: “The government has created special disarmament units. We take away the weapons, but the next day more arrive”, President Deby decried.
He described the violence as a “national concern”, adding that: “We are witnessing a terrible phenomenon.”
“Those with guns are not hesitating to shoot the Police. We must wage a total war against those who carry weapons and are killing people”, he concluded.