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    A Soviet army delegation in Nigeria to discuss possible military aid, visited Nigeria's highest military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy at Kaduna On Thursday (October 18th).

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    A Soviet army delegation in Nigeria to discuss possible military aid, visited Nigeria's highest military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy at Kaduna On Thursday (October 18th).

    The Soviet Union supplied Nigeria with combat planes and field guns during the 30 month civil war, and the visit could pave the way for further arms supplies to Nigeria.

    On Wednesday (October 17), the Russian delegation was in Kano state. The Soviet Deputy Defence Minister, General S. Sokolov, told the State's Governor Audu Bako that the Soviet Union wanted to see all nations living in a peaceful, free world - but some world leaders were working against this objective.

    During the Soviet visits, Nigeria's Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, in a birthday message, called on all Nigerians to pray for peace in Africa and the world, particularly in the Middle East.

    General Gowon, who is chairman of the Organisation for African Unity has also asked Russia and the United States to try and bring an end to the Middle East war and establish a lasting peace in the area.

    The Soviet delegation are on a week's visit.

    SYNOPSIS: A Soviet army delegation in Nigeria to discuss possible military aid, flew into Kaduna On Thursday to visit Nigeria's highest military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy, Russia equipped Nigeria with comb at planes during the Civil War, and there may now be more arms shipments. Soviet Deputy Defence Minister General S. Sokolov led the delegation, which arrived in Nigeria on Monday.

    Nigerian Division Commander Brigadier I. Bisalla and the Airforce Training Wing's Commanding Officer Colonel John Obada met the Russian guests. In Kano state the day before, General Sokolov said Russia wanted all nations to be part of a peaceful free world - but some world leaders were working against this.

    During the delegation's week-long visit, Nigeria's Head of State General Yakubu Gowon in a birthday message called on all Nigerians to pray for peace in Africa and the world, particularly the Middle East. General Gowon had already summoned the Soviet and American ambassadors to express his great concern about the continuing Middles East war. He asked Russia and the united States to try and bring an and to the war, and a lasting peace.

    Nigeria has declared support for the Arab states fighting Israel but there are strong indications that it will not employ the oil Nigeria is the ninth largest producer of crude oil.

    At the Academy, Acting Commandant Brigadier H. Chandel, and Indian officer on loan toe Nigeria, told the visitors the Institution did not have enough space but a permanent site ha been bought.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3L46TITS9Z7Q0IRRE12V3YIG8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3L46TITS9Z7Q0IRRE12V3YIG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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