• Short Summary

    THE AIRLIFTING OF RELIEF SUPPLIES INTO BIAFRA WILL BE SUBJECTED TO CLOSE SCRUTINY BY FEDERAL NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES IN A NEW SCHEME ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE AIRLIFTING OF RELIEF SUPPLIES INTO BIAFRA WILL BE SUBJECTED TO CLOSE SCRUTINY BY FEDERAL NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES IN A NEW SCHEME ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (MONDAY). RELIEF ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS WILL IN FUTURE BE REQUIRED TO LAND AT FEDERAL CHECK POINTS BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO PROCEED TO BIAFRA.

    THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT HAS TAKEN THE STEP TO PREVENT WEAPONS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT FROM REACHING BIAFRA UNDER COVER OF RELIEF FLIGHTS.

    AT A CONFERENCE IN LAGOS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL THE RELIEF ORGANISATIONS, CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO THE NIGERIAN COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION AND LABOUR EXPLAINED THE MOVE:
    LATER IN HIS STATEMENT, CHIEF ENAHORO SAID:
    THE BAN CAN BE ENFORCED BY MIG NIGHT-FIGHTERS NOW COMING INTO SERVICE WITH THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, SO ANY RELIEF ORGANISATION DEFYING THE BAN COULD BE CONDEMNING IT'S AIRCREW TO DEATH.

    IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE NEW SCHEME WILL DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES REACHING BIAFRA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8A05FCHHDLIWTDOEFW5JL3V4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA8A05FCHHDLIWTDOEFW5JL3V4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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