• Short Summary

    One of the officers most responsible for the Federal Nigerian Army's victory over the secessionist Biafra, or Eastern Nigeria, Colonel Benjamin Adekunle, said in London today (Friday) that the leader of the secessionist forces, Colonel Ojukwu would be allowed to return to Nigeria.

  • Description

    One of the officers most responsible for the Federal Nigerian Army's victory over the secessionist Biafra, or Eastern Nigeria, Colonel Benjamin Adekunle, said in London today (Friday) that the leader of the secessionist forces, Colonel Ojukwu would be allowed to return to Nigeria.

    Speaking in an interview, Colonel Adekunle denied suggestions that the Nigerian government had brought pressure on the Ivory Coast to expel Colonel Ojukwu (The Ivory Coast has asked Ojukwu to leave, on the grounds that Ojukwu breached an undertaking of his asylum in the Ivory Coast by giving an interview).

    Colonel Adekunle led a number of the most successful attacks against the secessionist forces, and was responsible for the capture of Port Harcourt. He gained the nickname 'Black Scorpion' because of his military exploits. He was interviewed during a visit to the British capital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA54GKO0WOPYZJ387BPNS86K3W6
    Media URN:
    VLVA54GKO0WOPYZJ387BPNS86K3W6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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