• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS SAY THAT FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES ARE HOLDING THE OIL TERMINAL OF BONNY IN BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA DESPITE RADIO BIAFRA CLAIMS THAT THE ATTACK HAS BEEN REPULSED.

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    LATEST REPORTS SAY THAT FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES ARE HOLDING THE OIL TERMINAL OF BONNY IN BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA DESPITE RADIO BIAFRA CLAIMS THAT THE ATTACK HAS BEEN REPULSED. AT A PRESS CONFERENCE SEVERAL DAYS AGO THE BIAFRAN LEADER, LIEUTENANT COLONEL OJUKWU, DISCUSSED THE FEDERAL TROOPS' CHANCES OF TAKING THE PORT. EARLIER COLONEL OJUKWU VISITED A HOSPITAL IN ENUGU, WHERE HE SPOKE TO SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED SINCE FIGHTING BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE RIVAL REGIMES.

    WOUNDED SOLDIERS ARE BEING GIVEN TREATMENT IN SEVERAL HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT BIAFRA. ARMY HOSPITALS, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL IN ENUGU AND A CONVERTED PRIVATE CLINIC HAVE ALL BEEN PUT TO USE.

    COLONEL OJUKWU MADE HIS VISIT TO A HEAVILY GUARDED ARMY HOSPITAL NEAR ENUGU. HE MET AND TALKED TO A FEW OF THE 930 MEN UNDERGOING TREATMENT THERE.

    LATER, IN A PRESS CONFERENCE AND MILITARY BRIEFING, THE SECESSIONIST LEADER DISCUSSED THE STRATEGIC OUTLOOK FOR THE 100,000 VOLUNTEERS HE CLAIMS TO HAVE IN HIS FORCE.

    HE SPOKE OF THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADER, MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WHEN HE REFERRED TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO OVERTAKE BONNY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IQT5I5B1BUBPVM2Q4M1NAASQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IQT5I5B1BUBPVM2Q4M1NAASQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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