• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS CELEBRATED WITH THE REST OF THE MOSLEM WORLD OF THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-FITR ON TUESDAY.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS CELEBRATED WITH THE REST OF THE MOSLEM WORLD OF THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-FITR ON TUESDAY. THE FESTIVAL MARKS THE END OF THE 30-DAY FAST OF RAMADAN OBSERVED BY MOSLEMS.

    THE ANSAR FOLLOWERS OF THE RELIGION IN LAGOS OBSERVED THE FESTIVAL AT THE OBALENDE PRAYING GROUND. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE LED BY THE CHIEF IMAM OF LAGOS, ALHAJI IMAM IBRAHIM LIADI.

    THE MOSLEM COMMUNITY MARCHED IN PROCESSION BEHIND THE CHIEF IMAM TO THE PRAYING GROUND. THE MILITARY RULER OF NIGERIA, MAJOR GENERAL GOWON, WATCHED THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY FROM THE BALCONY OF HIS RESIDENCE.

    MUCH OF THE USUAL POMP AND PAGAENTRY NORMALLY ACCOMPANYING EID-EL-FITR WAS ABSENT THIS YEAR IN RESPONSE TO GENERAL GOWON'S APPEAL FOR MODERATION IN VIEW OF THE CIVIL WAR BEING FOUGHT IN NIGERIA.

    THE CHIEF IMAM OFFERED A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR PEACE AND UNITY IN NIGERIA DURING THE FESTIVAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2PDFLRZU70YXKJY4CWOR5GBH4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PDFLRZU70YXKJY4CWOR5GBH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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