• Short Summary

    MOSLEMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD CELEBRATED THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-KABIR LAST WEDNESDAY (26 FEBRUARY). IN THE?

  • Description

    MOSLEMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD CELEBRATED THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-KABIR LAST WEDNESDAY (26 FEBRUARY). IN THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL OF LAGOS, THE FESTIVAL WAS MARKED BY LARGE-SCALE RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES, AND A TWO-DAY TRUCE WAS PROCLAIMED IN THE WAR AGAINST THE BREAKAWAY PROVINCE OF BIAFRA.

    THE PRAYERS WERE PRESIDED OVER BY THE CHIEF IMAM OF LAGOS, ALHAJI LIADI IBRAHIM. MOSLEMS, DRESSED IN THEIR BEST CLOTHING, BEGAN ARRIVING AS EARLY AT 6.00 A.M. AT THE VARIOUS PRAYING GROUNDS OF THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL.

    ON DIRECT ORDERS OF MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON, NIGERIA'S HEAD OF STATE, FEDERAL TROOPS ARE TO FIRE ONLY IN SELF-DEFENCE WHILE THE TWO-DAY UNILATERAL TRUCE IN THE CIVIL WAR - PROCLAIMED TO MARK THE FESTIVAL - IS IN OPERATION.

    MOSLEM YOUTHS THRONGED HOLIDAY RESORTS TO CELEBRATE THE TWO-DAY HOLIDAY DECLARED THROUGHOUT NIGERIA TO MARK EID-EL-KABIR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB66ZBCYCWAJ18N6KHXSIJ7K0H
    Media URN:
    VLVAB66ZBCYCWAJ18N6KHXSIJ7K0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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