• Short Summary

    DEATH AND LOOTING HAVE SPREAD TO THE EXTREME SOUTH OF NIGERIA ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER BLOODY TRIBAL STRIFE DIED DOWN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN THE NORTHERN TOWN OF KANO.

  • Description

    DEATH AND LOOTING HAVE SPREAD TO THE EXTREME SOUTH OF NIGERIA ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER BLOODY TRIBAL STRIFE DIED DOWN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN THE NORTHERN TOWN OF KANO. AT LEAST 1,000 PEOPLE ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE DIED IN THE NORTH, INCLUDING KANO, OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. NOW THE STRIFE HAS LED TO A GRIM EXCHANGE OF REFUGEES WITH HAUSAS FLEEING NORTH AND IBOS TO THE EAST.

    THE LATEST TROUBLE IS AT PORT HARCOURT IN THE IBO TERRITORY OF EASTERN NIGERIA, WHERE 25 LOCAL HAUSA RESIDENTS ARE REPORTED DEAD. INLAND FROM THERE IS THE RAILWAY TOWN OF ENUGU, NOW A CENTRE FOR THE EXCHANGE OF REFUGEES.

    WHILE THE HAUSAS FLEE NORTH, HOSPITALS IN ENUGU ARE FILLING UP WITH IBO TRIBESMAN WHO HAVE FLED FROM NORTHERN MASSACRES.

    KANO, THE NORTHERN CAPITAL, HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST OF THE TROUBLE CENTRES. YESTERDAY KANO ARMY UNITS MUTINIED AND MASSACRED IBOS AT THE AIRPORT. AT LEAST 300 DIED IN THE SLAUGHTER WHICH WENT ON TO THE STREETS.

    MANY REFUGEES ARE HEADING FOR THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL, LAGOS, WHERE THEY HOPE FOR SAFETY IN THE CITY STREETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAJTZ2KXL6BYXALFWMQLK5Q3Z4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJTZ2KXL6BYXALFWMQLK5Q3Z4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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