• Short Summary

    MOSLEMS THROUGHOUT NIGERIA TOOK PART IN CELEBRATIONS OF THE GREATER BEIRAM FESTIVAL AT THE WEEKEND.?

  • Description

    MOSLEMS THROUGHOUT NIGERIA TOOK PART IN CELEBRATIONS OF THE GREATER BEIRAM FESTIVAL AT THE WEEKEND. IN LAGOS, THE FEDERAL CAPITAL, THOUSANDS OF COLOURFULLY DRESSED MOSLEMS TOOK PART IN COMMUNAL PRAYER AND RITUAL SACRIFICES.

    CHIEF IMAM ALHAJI LIADI IBRAHIM LED ONE GROUP OF LAGOS MOSLEMS IN PRAYER AT THE CITY'S OBALENDE PRAYING GROUND. MEMBERS OF ANOTHER MOVEMENT WERE LED IN PRAYER BY ALHAJI LATEEF ADODU, ON THE SAME GROUND.

    THE CHIEF IMAM EXHORTED THE MOSLEMS TO WORK TOGETHER AS BROTHERS, AND PRAYED FORA SPEEDY END TO THE PRESENT HOSTILITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

    THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, SENT A GREETING TO MOSLEMS IN ALL PARTS OF NIGERIA. HE SAID A "NEW ERA" WOULD BEGIN SOON, AND BRING TO AN END "THE MISERY AND HARDSHIP WHICH SO MANY INNOCENT NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN PLUNGED INTO, DUE TO THE INORDINATE AMBITION OF A TINY MINORITY OF OUR PEOPLE".

    HE APPEALED TO MOSLEMS AS WELL AS NON-MOSLEMS TO WORK TOWARDS THE UNITY, STABILITY AND PROSPERITY OF THEIR COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4T04ZATT5J3FQ8MW62DE2JUJO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4T04ZATT5J3FQ8MW62DE2JUJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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