• Short Summary

    FEDERAL NIGERIAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES WERE LAST WEEK REPORTED TO HAVE MADE SEVERAL IMPORTANT ADVANCES BY CAPTURING TOWNS IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN REGION, PREVIOUSLY HELD BY TROOPS OF THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF BIAFRA.

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    FEDERAL NIGERIAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES WERE LAST WEEK REPORTED TO HAVE MADE SEVERAL IMPORTANT ADVANCES BY CAPTURING TOWNS IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN REGION, PREVIOUSLY HELD BY TROOPS OF THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF BIAFRA.

    ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 5, FEDERAL MILITARY AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED THE CAPUTE OF ABAKALIKI AN IMPORTANT PROVINCIAL HEADQUARTERS 45 MILES (72 KILOMETRES) EAST OF THE FEDERAL-HELD BIAFRAN CAPITAL OF ENUGU. ABAKALIKI HAD WITHSTOOD A SERIES OF FEDERAL ATTACKS SINCE THE FALL OF ENUGU LAST OCTOBER. A GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ALSO SAID THAT THE TOWN OF MFUMA, EAST OF ABAKALIKI, HAD ALSO FALLEN TO FEDERAL TROOPS. SEVERAL OTHER TOWNSHIPS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED BY FEDERAL TROOPS.

    IN IKOT-EKPENE CALABAR, CIVILIANS TOOK PART IN A HUNT FOR BIAFRAN SOLDIERS, WHILE IN ORON THERE WAS CELEBRATION WHEN A BIAFRAN ARMOURED CAR WAS CAPTURED.

    THE EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA SECEDED FROM THE FEDERATION LAST MAY AND DECLARED ITSELF THE REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMZA89F70LW9URXHD1PTFSEMR
    Media URN:
    VLVABMZA89F70LW9URXHD1PTFSEMR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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