• Short Summary

    NIGERIAN MILITARY LEADERS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CONCLUDED TWO DAYS OF HIGHLY SECRET TALKS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS AT THE GHANA GOVERNMENT LODGE AT ABURI, TWENTY MILES (32 K.

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    NIGERIAN MILITARY LEADERS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CONCLUDED TWO DAYS OF HIGHLY SECRET TALKS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS AT THE GHANA GOVERNMENT LODGE AT ABURI, TWENTY MILES (32 K.M.) FROM ACCRA.

    AFTER THE MEETING A COMMUNIQUE WAS ISSUED SAYING THE EIGHT MILITARY GOVERNORS HAD AGREED TO HOLD A FURTHER MEETING 'SOMEWHERE IN NIGERIA'.

    THE MEETING WAS HELD TO AVERT A CRISIS SIMILAR TO THAT IN JULY LAST YEAR WHEN THERE WAS BLOODY RIOTING AND TRIBAL FIGHTING FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF THE EAST NIGERIAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT FROM FEDERAL POWER. IT FOLLOWED A MUTINY IN THE ARMY.

    THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNOR, COLONEL GOWON, HAD HIS FIRST MEETING WITH THE EASTERN COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT COLONEL OJUKWU, SINCE JULY AT ABURI.

    AFTER THE MEETING COLONEL GOWON TOLD REPORTERS: 'NIGERIA WILL DEFINITELY REMAIN UNITED'.

    THE OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE SAID THE MILITARY LEADERS HAD REACHED AGREEMENT ON THE REORGANISATION, ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY, AND A COMMITTEE HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM OF REHABILITATION AND THE RECOVERY OF DISPLACED PERSONS' PROPERTY.

    THE NIGERIAN ARMY REPLACED THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT OF SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA IN COUP D'ETAT IN JANUARY LAST YEAR. COLONEL GOWON TOOK OVER THE LEADERSHIP IN JULY AFTER A MUTINY IN THE ARMY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ILG1POHYYRR4DJKCHLR03IKP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ILG1POHYYRR4DJKCHLR03IKP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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