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    A BIAFRAN REPRESENTATIVE LIVING IN THE U.S.A. AWE CLAIMED THAT BRITAIN WAS INVOLVED IN BOMBING?

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    CU BIAFRAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE OTUOKERE NJAKA SPEAKS SOF
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    MR. NJAKA SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: NJAKA: "THE DOCUMENT I REVIEWED TODAY INTERESTS AND PARTICIPATION ON THE PART OF GREAT BRITAIN AND RUSSIA."



    VOICE: "IN WHAT WAY?"



    NJAKA: "MILITARY."



    VOICE: "AID?"



    NJAKA: "NOT ONLY AID, THEY HAVE BEEN GIVING AID FOR THE PAST 13 MONTHS, BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT COMPLETE MILITARY INVOLVEMENT WHEREBY BRITISH AIR FORCE HAVE BEEN ACCUSED AND OTHER INFORMATION HAS REVEALED ALSO THAT THE RECENT BOMBING THAT TOOK PLACE AT ULI AIRPORT FOR THE PAST FOUR DAYS WAS CONDUCTED, REALLY, BY THE ROYAL BRITISH AIR FORCE. AND THE COMMANDERS IN THE FIELD ALSO WERE LED TO BE BRITISH, I MEAN BRITISH OFFICIALS."



    VOICE: "MEN WHO ARE STILL IN THE BRITISH ARMY?"



    NJAKA: "MEN WHO WERE SENT BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO PUT AN END TO THIS WAR BEFORE - WILSON (BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MR. HAROLD WILSON) COMES TO SEE NIXON (US PRESIDENT) IN WASHINGTON, WHICH YOU ALL KNOW THAT HE IS GOING TO COME ON A TRIP SHORTLY, SO THAT BOTH OF THEM CAN PLAN ON REHABILITATION OF, YOU KNOW, THE WAR-TORN AREA."



    VOICE: "AND WHAT AS THE RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT?"



    NJAKA: "THE RUSSIANS HAD BEEN INVOLVEMENT ALSO BY THEIR CONTINUOUS SENDING OF MILITARY AID AS WELL AS SENDING MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO WERE NOT INVOLVED AS WE WERE TOLD IN THE WAR FIELD, BUT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN PLANNING WITH THE NIGERIANS."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A BIAFRAN REPRESENTATIVE LIVING IN THE U.S.A. AWE CLAIMED THAT BRITAIN WAS INVOLVED IN BOMBING A BIAFRAN AIRFIELD AND IN CONDUCTING FIGHTING AGAINST BIAFRAN FORCES. HE CLAIMED, ALSO, THAT RUSSIANS WERE INVOLVED IN PLANNING WITH THE NIGERIANS THE SPOKESMAN, MR OTUOKERE NJAKA, WHO HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM EASTERN NIGERIA, AWE SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANCSIB6JJYW1H25TCF8SKH6TW
    Media URN:
    VLVAANCSIB6JJYW1H25TCF8SKH6TW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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