• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,000 SUPPORTERS OF BIAFRA, NIGERIA'S BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, ATTENDED A REQUIEM MASS IN ACCRA'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ON WEDNESDAY (29 MAY) FOR AN ESTIMATED 30,000 IBOS KILLED IN TRIBAL CONFLICT IN NORTHERN NIGERIA IN 1966.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CATHEDRAL
    0.04

    2.
    LV PEOPLE OUTSIDE.
    0.08

    3.
    LV PEOPLE IN CATHEDRAL.
    0.14

    4.
    SV COFFIN AND LIGHTED CANDLES. (2 SHOTS)
    0.19

    5.
    SV SECRETARY OF THE BIAFRAN COMMUNITY READING LESSON. (2 SHOTS)
    0.30

    6.
    SV PEOPLE LISTENING.
    0.38

    7.
    SV DZORKPATA-QUARCOO SPEAKING.
    0.41

    8.
    LV PEOPLE IN CATHEDRAL.
    0.48

    9.
    SV DZORKPATA-QUARCOO SPEAKING.
    0.52

    10.
    GV PEOPLE IN CATHEDRAL.
    0.57

    11.
    SV DZORKPATA-QUARCOO SPEAKING.
    1.02

    12.
    CU PEOPLE IN CONGREGATION. (4 SHOTS)
    1.13

    13.
    GV PEOPLE IN CATHEDRAL.
    1.18



    Initials JSU/VS/JH/PF



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ABOUT 1,000 SUPPORTERS OF BIAFRA, NIGERIA'S BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, ATTENDED A REQUIEM MASS IN ACCRA'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ON WEDNESDAY (29 MAY) FOR AN ESTIMATED 30,000 IBOS KILLED IN TRIBAL CONFLICT IN NORTHERN NIGERIA IN 1966.

    THE CONGREGATION HAD RESPONDED TO FULL PAGE ADVERTISEMENTS IN TWO GOVERNMENT RUN NEWSPAPERS PAID FOR BY BIAFRAN SYMPATHIZERS IN GHANA THROUGH CHURCH AND OTHER COLLECTIONS.

    A SUBSEQUENT STATEMENT FROM THE GHANAIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SAID THAT GHANA DID NOT RECOGNISE "THE EXISTENCE OF A SO-CALLED BIAFRA STATE, OR THE RESIDENCE IN GHANA OF ANY CITIZENS OF SUCH A STATE".

    "THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES FREEDOM OF WORSHIP FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF GHANA, BUT THIS FREEDOM CAN BE REST SAFEGUARDED BY AVOIDING ITS EXERCISE FOR POLITICAL ENDS." THE STATEMENT ADDED.

    THE ONE-HOUR MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY THE REVEREND FELIX DZORKPATA-QUARCOO. THE SECRETARY OF THE BIAFRAN COMMUNITY IN ACCRA, MR. GODWIN OKUU, READ THE LESSON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA79J662LY4ULZXEZX6T92GPF1
    Media URN:
    VLVAA79J662LY4ULZXEZX6T92GPF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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