A “Guard of Peace” decorated among the DIS elements
N'Djamena, August 27, 2009 -- An officer of the Détachement Intégré de Sécurité (DIS) was decorated in N'Djamena on August 27, 2009. The "Guard of Peace," Mahamat Zene Adoum, fell into an ambush, while he and four of his colleagues were escorting an ambulance belonging to the NGO, International Medical Corps, with a refugee from Milé Camp en route to the hospital of Guereda. Mahamat Zene Adoum was seriously wounded in his right leg, which he would later have amputated.
The ceremony acknowledged the merits, not only of the DIS agent who has been crippled for life, but also the rest of the DIS elements whose work, with modest resources, is appreciated by the entire humanitarian community. During the ceremony, the authorities honored the DIS agents who lost their lives in the course of their duty, i.e., the protection of refugees and IDPs in eastern Chad.
The Special Representative of the President of the Republic, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, several members of the Diplomatic Corps, Heads of Agencies and Offices of the UN System, the DIS Commander and several other authorities of the National Police and Gendarmerie attended the ceremony.