• Short Summary

    MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBO GOWON, THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER VISITED CALABAR, THE CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH EASTERN STATE LAST WEEK FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE MILITARY GOVERNOR.

  • Description

    MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBO GOWON, THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER VISITED CALABAR, THE CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH EASTERN STATE LAST WEEK FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE MILITARY GOVERNOR.

    DURING HIS VISIT, THE SEVERAL INSPECTED BE THIRD DIVISION OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY WHICH IS STATIONED IN THE AREA. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL ARITO, COMMANDER OF THE CALABAR SECTOR, AND BY COLONEL BENJAMIN ADEKUNLE, THE COMMANDER OF THE THIRD DIVISION. THE GENERAL ADDRESSED THE TROOPS AND WATCHED PERFORMANCES BY TRADITIONAL DANCERS IN HIS HONOUR.

    GENERAL GOWON IS MAKING A PERSONAL VISIT TO THE THREE MAJOR WAS ELECTORS IN NIGERIA DURING THE FIGHTING WHICH BEGAN ABOUT TWENTY MONTHS AGO.

    ALTHOUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED TODAY A TWO DAY CEASE FIRE FOR THE START OF A MOSLEM FESTIVAL. MILITARY LEADER ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE DECIDED AT RECENT MEETINGS ON ANOTHER MAJOR OFFENSIVE AGAINST BIAFRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MJK36JA5QIX7L3WIXKSMT28H
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MJK36JA5QIX7L3WIXKSMT28H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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