On Tuesday, a French soldier was violently attacked in the French forces base in Faya-Largeau, Chad. He was hit three times by scalpel blows from a Chadian soldier who came for treatment.
On Tuesday, a French military nurse shot and killed a Chadian soldier he was treating. And for good reason, he had just attacked him with a scalpel in a French forces base in Faya-Largeau, in northern Chad, a local governor announced to AFP. “A Chadian soldier, who was not in a normal condition, went to the French army military base for a dressing, took a scalpel and injured a French military nurse”General Ali Maïde Kebir, governor of the Borkou region, explained to our AFP colleagues. “The nurse used his gun and killed him”he continued.
“After learning of the death of the Chadian soldier, the population of Faya demonstrated all day in front of the entrance to the base, tried to enter but without success and the crowd dispersed at nightfall”said the governor, who speaks of the attack on the nurse as a “isolated act”.
“During a medical consultation for the populations, a Chadian soldier who was consulting attacked a French nurse with a scalpel, who had to use his weapon”confirmed anonymously an official of the French Forces in the Sahel based in N’Djamena but which has a base in Faya-Largeau. “We do not know the reasons for the attack. The nurse received three scalpel blows to the chest, head and neck but his condition is stabilized., explained this source. According to her, the nurse had “had to defend himself”.
A joint investigation by the Chadian and French armies is underway to determine the circumstances of “the incident”concluded General Maïde Kebir.