• Short Summary

    POLICE IN WESTERN NIGERIA CONTINUE TO GUARD THE PALACE OF THE ODEMO OF ISHARA, OBA SAMUEL AKISANYA, WHICH WAS BURNT DURING ANTI-TAX DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE TOWN ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    POLICE IN WESTERN NIGERIA CONTINUE TO GUARD THE PALACE OF THE ODEMO OF ISHARA, OBA SAMUEL AKISANYA, WHICH WAS BURNT DURING ANTI-TAX DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE TOWN ON MONDAY. THE HOUSES OF SOME OF HIS SENIOR CHIEFS WERE ALSO BURNT, AND HIS MERCEDES-BENZ.

    THE ODEMO WAS HIMSELF SLIGHTLY HURT WHEN HE TRIED TO ARGUE WITH THE CROWD THAT GATHERED AT THE PALACE FOR A PROTEST MARCH. A COMBINED TEAM OF THE POLICE AND ARMY WAS DRAFTED INTO THE TOWN TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DEMONSTRATIONS.

    ONE OF THE FIRST VISITS OF SYMPATHY TO 61-YEAR-OLD OBA AKISANYA, WAS FROM THE ANGLICAN BISHOP OF LAGOS, THE RIGHT REVEREND S.I. KALE. OBA AKISANYA HAS BEEN RULER OF ISHARA FOR 28 YEARS.

    PEOPLE IN THE FARMING AREA OF ISHARA HAVE CLAIMED THAT THEY HAD BEEN SUBJECT TO ARBITRARY TAX ASSESSMENTS.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS IN SEVERAL PARTS OF WESTERN NIGERIA THIS WEEK HAVE BEEN AGAINST NEW TAX ASSESSMENTS RANGING FROM 70 NIGERIAN SHILLINGS TO 180 SHILLINGS ACCORDING TO LOCALITY, BUT INCLUDING A BASIC FLAT RATE OF 60/-, A MINIMUM NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION LEVY OF 10?- A MINIMUM GENERAL WATER RATE OF 20/-, ANTI-TAX POSTERS SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS WILL REFUSE TO PAY MORE THAN THE FORMER 7/6 NIGERIAN SHILLINGS BASIC LOW-INCOME ANNUAL TAX RATE. IN SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE REGIONAL CAPITAL OF IBADAN, 35 MILES (56 KMS) FROM ISHARA, 11 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2GL4VKCT2QL4E0S36X9GGJOLG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GL4VKCT2QL4E0S36X9GGJOLG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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