• Short Summary

    TRADERS, WORKERS, AND STUDENTS RECENTLY ATTENDED A RALLY IN ENUGU, WHERE THEY DEMANDED THAT EASTERN NIGERIA BE IMMEDIATELY DECLARED THE REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA -- THE NAME OF THE BIGHT ON THE REGION'S SOUTH ATLANTIC COASTLINE.

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    TRADERS, WORKERS, AND STUDENTS RECENTLY ATTENDED A RALLY IN ENUGU, WHERE THEY DEMANDED THAT EASTERN NIGERIA BE IMMEDIATELY DECLARED THE REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA -- THE NAME OF THE BIGHT ON THE REGION'S SOUTH ATLANTIC COASTLINE. THE DEMANDS FOR THE SECESSION OF EASTERN NIGERIA FROM THE FEDERATION HAVE BEEN GROWING AND TODAY THERE WERE REPORTS THAT EASTERN NIGERIA'S RADIO STATION WAS BROADCASTING THE DEMAND.

    PEACE HOPES WERE RAISED IN NIGERIA ON SATURDAY, WHEN LT.-COL. GOWON, THE MILITARY RULER, SAID THAT HE HAD ACCEPTED ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE AND HAD INSTRUCTED ALL FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS TO RESUME NORMAL RELATIONS WITH EASTERN NIGERIA. LT.-COL GOWON SAID HE EXPECTED THE EASTERN REGION GOVERNOR, COLONEL OJUKWU, TO RECIPROCATE WITHIN A WEEK BY REVOKING ALL OFFENSIVE EDICTS, INCLUDING THE SEIZING OF NIGERIAN AIRWAYS PLANES AND THE TAKING OVER OF FEDERAL BODIES AND STATUTORY CORPORATIONS.

    TODAY, THE EASTERN REGION RADIO REPORTED A STUDENTS MEMORANDUM TO COL. OJUKWU WHICH DESCRIBED LT.-COL. GOWON'S MOVES AS "BELATED AND USELESS".

    THE STUDENTS' MEMORANDUM SAID THAT EVEN IF THE DECISIONS TAKEN BY NIGERIA'S REGIONAL GOVERNORS AT A CONFERENCE IN ABURI, GHANA, LAST JANUARY, WERE FULLY IMPLEMENTED, NOTHING COULD NOW PACIFY EASTERNERS EXCEPT AN IMMEDIATE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

    AT THE RALLY IN THE ENUGU SPORTS STADIUM, WHICH HAS ARRANGED BY THE "CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF ENUGU MASS ORGANISATIONS." SEVERAL RESOLUTIONS WERE PASSED. ONE EXPRESSED COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN THE GOVERNOR, ANOTHER CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR TO DECLARE THE EASTERN REGION A SOVEREIGN STATE IMMEDIATELY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA397I5W4UUD7KHTK1NDIF32AOR
    Media URN:
    VLVA397I5W4UUD7KHTK1NDIF32AOR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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