• Short Summary

    THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON THURSDAY -- THE FIRST DAY OF FORMAL PEACE AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR AGAINST THE FORMER BREAKWAY STATE OF BIAFRA.

  • Description

    THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON THURSDAY -- THE FIRST DAY OF FORMAL PEACE AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR AGAINST THE FORMER BREAKWAY STATE OF BIAFRA. THOUGH HE DECLARED THAT THE COUNTRY'S STATE OF EMERGENCY WILL REMAIN IN FORCE, GENERAL GOWON APPEALED TO ALL NIGERIANS TO ASSIST IN THE TASK OF REBUILDING THE NATION.

    ON THE SUBJECT OF FOREIGN AID IN THE TASK OF REBUILDING, GENERAL GOWON STATED THAT THE ASSISTANCE OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES AND ORGANISATIONS, WHOSE HELP HAD "SUSTAINED THE REBELLION" IN BIAFRA, WOULD NOT BE WELCOME IN NIGERIA.

    HE OFFERED FULL EQUALITY TO THE DEFEATED IBOS, BUT DEMANDED IN RETURN THAT THE WORD BIAFRA SHOULD BE NO LONGER USED:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAANQ39L85HXH9613H14RNF9H3L
    Media URN:
    VLVAANQ39L85HXH9613H14RNF9H3L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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