• Short Summary

    NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, ON MONDAY ADDRESSED THE SOLDIERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION AT THE IBADAN GARRISON.

  • Description

    NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, ON MONDAY ADDRESSED THE SOLDIERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION AT THE IBADAN GARRISON.

    MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON AFTERWARDS PERFORMED THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE IBADAN GENERAL OFFICERS' MESS, A BUILDING THAT HAD BEEN A MINISTERIAL QUARTERS OF THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

    IT WAS WHILE THE FEDERAL LEADER WAS IN IBADAN ON MONDAY THAT HE BLAMED 'FOREIGN MEDDLERS' FOR PROLONGING THE CIVIL WAR IN NIGERIA.

    HE SAID: 'THEY PLACE EVERY POSSIBLE OBSTACLE IN THE WAY OF PEACE AND SUPPORT REBEL PROPAGANDA AND INTRANSIGENCE. THEY WILL SURELY FAIL.

    'FOREIGN MEDDLERS HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR VERY BEST UNDER VARIED PRETEXTS TO PROLONG OUR CRISIS.'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UMXCFDXDU0CH9K4GEMTM1SFN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UMXCFDXDU0CH9K4GEMTM1SFN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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