• Short Summary

    THE FORMER HEAD OF NIGERIA'S MILITARY GOVERNMENT, MAJOR GENERAL J. T. AGUIYI-IRONSI, WHO WAS KILLED?

  • Description

    THE FORMER HEAD OF NIGERIA'S MILITARY GOVERNMENT, MAJOR GENERAL J. T. AGUIYI-IRONSI, WHO WAS KILLED DURING LAST JULY'S COUP, AS BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN HIS HOMETOWN OF UMUAHIA-IBEKU.

    MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE POURED INTO THE DUSTY TOWNSHIP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE GENERAL. HIS LAST JOURNEY BEGAN EARLIER IN THE DAY, WHEN HIS GOLD-PLATED COFFIN WAS FLOWN INTO ENUGU, 70 MILES FROM THE BURIAL GROUND.

    IT WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE CEMETERY AT UMUAHIA-IBEKU BY SPECIAL TRAIN.

    THE FUNERAL CEREMONY BROUGHT TO AN END THREE DAYS OF OFFICIAL MOURNING, DECREED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SOCSAOAP6Y2FJUNX7938PTUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SOCSAOAP6Y2FJUNX7938PTUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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