• Short Summary

    NIGERIA'S MILITARY HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MET FOREIGN OBSERVERS TO DISCUSS HOW THEY COULD FOLLOW FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS IN THE FINAL PUSH INTO BREAKAWAY BIAFRA.

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    NIGERIA'S MILITARY HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MET FOREIGN OBSERVERS TO DISCUSS HOW THEY COULD FOLLOW FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS IN THE FINAL PUSH INTO BREAKAWAY BIAFRA.

    THE OBSERVERS, FROM BRITAIN, CANADA, SWEDEN AND THE UNITED NATIONS, WERE INVITED BY THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE BIAFRAN ALLEGATIONS OF GENOCIDE. THEY ARE MAJOR-GENERAL ARTHUR RAAB (SWEDEN), MAJOR-GENERAL HENRY ALEXANDER (BRITAIN), MAJOR-GENERAL W.A. MILROY (CANADA) AND MR. NILS GOERAN GUSSING, REPRESENTING UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OUA) AND POLAND WERE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE SHORTLY.

    GENERAL GOWON TOLD THE FOUR MEN AT THE HEAVILY-GUARDED DODAN BARRACKS IN LAGOS THAT THEY WOULD HAVE COMPLETE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. HE SAID THE OBSERVERS WOULD BE ABLE TO TOUR AT THEIR OWN INSTANCE OR IN RESPONSE TO INTERNATIONAL ALLEGATIONS ABOUT FEDERAL TROOPS IN ANY PARTICULAR AREA.

    BEFORE SETTLING DOWN TO THEIR PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS GENERAL GOWON MENTIONED THAT THE OBSERVERS WOULD BE INVESTIGATING......

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3D8X13TP903HWS4MH49L4P4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3D8X13TP903HWS4MH49L4P4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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