• Short Summary

    Nearly a thousand children evacuated from Biafra to the Ivory Coast in 1968 during the Nigerian Civil War, will be repatriated to Nigeria, starting on November 9th.

  • Description

    Nearly a thousand children evacuated from Biafra to the Ivory Coast in 1968 during the Nigerian Civil War, will be repatriated to Nigeria, starting on November 9th. The announcement was made at an Abidjan press conference given by Mr. Femi Okunnu, Nigeria's Commissioner of Works and Housing, on Tuesday (20th October). Mr Okunnu was leading the first official Nigerian delegation to Abidjan since Nigeria's reconciliation with the Ivory Coast and other African countries which formerly supported the Biafran cause.

    Mr Okunnu had spent three days discussing the improvement of diplomatic relations, and visited two refuges camps housing Ibo children. At Abidjan airport Mr Okunnu answered reporters concerning the repatriation of the children.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2BJ42BUHW8JBK7FDR4MIG9MM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2BJ42BUHW8JBK7FDR4MIG9MM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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