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    BRIGADIER B.O. OGUNDIPE, THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, WAS INTERVIEWED TODAY (SATURDAY) ABOUT ALLEGED?

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    BRIGADIER B.O. OGUNDIPE, THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, WAS INTERVIEWED TODAY (SATURDAY) ABOUT ALLEGED INCIDENTS OF BOMBING OF CIVILIAN TARGETS BY NIGERIAN AIRCRAFT IN THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN NIGERIAN STATE OF BIAFRA. THE INTERVIEW WAS HELD AT THE OFFICES OF THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN LONDON.

    PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW, BRIGADIER OGUNDIPE ISSUED A STATEMENT IN WHICH HE OBJECTED TO CERTAIN REPORTS IN THE BRITISH PRESS OF BOMBING OF CIVILIAN TARGETS IN BIAFRA. HE SAID THAT SOME BRITISH JOURNALISTS WERE INFLUENCED BY PROPAGANDA MATERIAL ISSUED BY BIAFRAN REPRESENTATIVES IN EUROPE AND BY "COLONEL OJUKWU AND HIS CLIQUE."
    BRIGADIER OGUNDIPE SAID THAT FEDERAL NIGERIAN AERIAL ACTIVITIES WERE DIRECTED AGAINST MILITARY AND STRATEGIC TARGETS ONLY AND ANY CIVILIAN DEATHS THAT RESULTED WERE NOT INTENDED.

    HE ALSO SAID THAT FEDERAL NIGERIA WAS NOT ATTEMPTING A "TERROR" CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE IBOS AND THAT IT WOULD BE "COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE" TO BOMB CIVILIANS IN A WAR SHOW AIM WAS TO RE-UNITE THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73DZOWHLZ2FAL8X3Y0RVS4N4I
    Media URN:
    VLVA73DZOWHLZ2FAL8X3Y0RVS4N4I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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