Chadian rebel chief surrenders

2012-09-04 12:15

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bangui - Chad's FPR rebel chief Abdel Kader Baba Ladde has surrendered to the Central African army and arrived in the capital Bangui on Monday, a military official said.

Baba Ladde, leader of the Popular Front for Recovery (FPR), was seen in the central eastern Ippy region where steps were taken by the United Nations and other groups to have him turn himself in, the official, a member of the country's military high command, said.

"On Sunday he was taken by the central African multinational force FOMAC from Ippy to Bambari in the south, and handed over to Central African armed forces," the source added.

Baba Ladde claims to fight for the Fula, a tribe whose people are spread over many African countries, from Senegal or Nigeria in the west to Sudan in the east.

FPR fighters fleeing Chad military offensives entered the Central African Republic in 2008, setting up in the Kaga Bandoro region where they were accused of robbery.

Baba Ladde "was transferred to Bangui in a plane chartered by the authorities along with his son" on Monday afternoon, the official said.

The official said that more than 100 rebels were still in the Ippy region waiting to be decommissioned.

In August last year, Central African mediator Paulin Pomodimo said he had persuaded Baba Ladde to return to Ndjamena but the former general refused to enter negotiations with Chadian officials without a UN presence.

Joint Chadian and Central African troops attacked FPR bases in the northern Kaga Bandoro region in January and Baba Ladde was then said to have fled to Sudan.

And in February the Chadian rebels robbed about 40 people including a local government official of their belongings in attacks in the Central African Republic.

Read more on:    central african republic  |  chad  |  central africa
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something is blocking the flow of things today and it is easy to become frustrated and pessimistic. The problem is that your mind...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.