In a statement published on his website on Monday, President Idriss Déby Itno said, “Chad is closing its common borders with the Central African Republic.”

“For any Chadian who wishes to return home with his property, we will open the border wide. But apart from this precise case, nobody is authorized to cross the border until the Central African crisis is solved,” Déby, who was on a tour of southern regions, told people in the town of Daha.

The conflict in the neighbouring country is between former Seleka rebels who’re part of the Muslim minority and vigilantes from the Christian majority, the anti-Balaka.

Thousands of CAR civilians have been massacred in the fight between the two sides while more than 1 million people have been displaced or become refugees in other countries including Chad

Source: Independent Online