• Short Summary

    CHARTERED FLIGHTS HAVE STARTED THE MASSIVE EVACUATION OF FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM THE SECESSIONIST EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, WHICH HAS BEEN DECLARED THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF BIAFRA BY THE EASTERN LEADER, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL OJUKWU.

  • Description

    CHARTERED FLIGHTS HAVE STARTED THE MASSIVE EVACUATION OF FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM THE SECESSIONIST EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, WHICH HAS BEEN DECLARED THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF BIAFRA BY THE EASTERN LEADER, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL OJUKWU. A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED THERE, AND FULL MOBILISATION HAS BEEN ORDERED.

    AS NIGERIA FACES THE THREAT OF CIVIL WAR, EMBASSIES HAVE ADVISED THEIR OWN NATIONALS TO LEAVE. ABOUT 5,000 BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS ARE KNOWN TO BE IN THE EASTERN REGION, AND THERE ARE AT LEAST 2000 AMERICANS AS WELL AS OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS.

    ON SATURDAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA SAID FOREIGNERS LIVING IN THE EAST REGION SHOULD EVACUATE, AND FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT SOME 800 BRITONS AND AMERICANS WERE FLOWN FROM PORT HARCOURT TO LAGOS.

    AT PORT HARCOURT, IN THE EASTERN REGION, TWO BRITISH FREIGHTERS ARE STANDING BY FOR FURTHER EVACUATION AND AN AMERICAN FREIGHTER IS AWAITING PERMISSION TO GO UP RIVER TO THE PORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3HYRTCVNOFXDKASY98V39QUP6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HYRTCVNOFXDKASY98V39QUP6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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