• Short Summary

    SECURITY MEASURES ARE BEING INTENSIFIED IN LAGOS, FOLLOWING BOMB EXPLOSIONS WHICH ROCKED THE CITY A WEEK AGO.

  • Description

    SECURITY MEASURES ARE BEING INTENSIFIED IN LAGOS, FOLLOWING BOMB EXPLOSIONS WHICH ROCKED THE CITY A WEEK AGO. WHILE TROOPS OF THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT BATTLE WITH FORCES FROM BIAFRA THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, OFFICIALS IN LAGOS HAVE BEEN CARRYING ON THEIR FIGHT AGAINST LOCAL INSURRECTION.

    BAD WEATHER AND RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVELLING AND COMMUNICATIONS HAVE DELAYED THE FLOW OF INDEPENDENT REPORTS FROM THE FRONT, SOME 300 MILES (480 KMS) FROM LAGOS.

    ACCORDING TO THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL ARMY THE BATTLE PLAN AGAINST THE BREAKAWAY STATE OF BIAFRA WAS PROCEEDING ON SCHEDULE. BUT BIAFRA HAS ALREADY CLAIMED THAT FEDERAL TROOPS ARE ON THE RETREAT.

    IN LAGOS ITSELF, SOLDIERS QUESTION NIGERIANS ABOUT THEIR TRIBE -- IF THEY SAY THEY ARE IDOS. THE PEOPLE WHO INHABIT THE EAST, THEY ARE CLOSELY QUESTIONED.

    ACCORDING TO POLICE, EASTERN TERRORISTS TRIED, BUT FAILED, TO BLOW UP THE NERVE CENTRE OF THE COUNTRY'S SECURITY FORCES RECENTLY. A PETROL STATION OPPOSITE THE POLICE STATION WAS BLOWN UP BY THE TERRORISTS, THE POLICE CLAIMED.

    EVERYWHERE IN LAGOS CARS AND THEIR PASSENGERS ARE SEARCHED. ROAD BLOCKS HAVE BEEN SET UP, AND SEARCHES EXTEND TO CAR BONNETS AND BOOTS.

    THERE HAS BEEN NO INDICATION THAT LAGOS WILL HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT AERIAL BOMBARDMENT FROM BIAFRAN FORCES. BUT BIAFRA -- LED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU -- IS REPORTED TO HAVE ONE B-26 BOMBER. AT THE END OF THE BUSY CARTER BRIDGE, AN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN HAS BEEN PLACED AT THE READY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1STTNI9EE3188NVL8UH7FNJS9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1STTNI9EE3188NVL8UH7FNJS9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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