"We demand that the international community transfer the population (of Sudanese refugees) from Chad to Sudan to free us," Koumakoye told reporters. "We want the international community to look for another country so that the Sudanese can leave. If they cannot do it, we are going to do it."
Some 400,000 refugees live in the Chad-Sudan border region. Over the weekend, the U.N. said up to 12,000 Darfur refugees had fled to Chad following air strikes by the Sudanese military.
Chad has accused Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir of backing rebels in last week's coup attempt in a bid to prevent deployment of a European peacekeeping force in the border region.