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    CANADA'S MAJOR-GENERAL W.A. MILROY, ONE OF THE SIX FOREIGN OBSERVERS INVITED TO NIGERIA TO OBSERVE?

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    CANADA'S MAJOR-GENERAL W.A. MILROY, ONE OF THE SIX FOREIGN OBSERVERS INVITED TO NIGERIA TO OBSERVE THE CONDUCT OF FEDERAL TROOPS, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ARRIVED IN LAGOS. HE'LL FOLLOW THE FEDERAL ARMY IN ITS FINAL PUSH INTO THE IBO HEARTLAND OF THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF BIAFRA.

    MAJOR-GENERAL MILROY JOINED MAJOR-GENERAL RAAB OF SWEDEN AND MAJOR-GENERAL HENRY ALEXANDER OF BRITAIN IN STUDYING MILITARY MAPS AND DISCUSSING THEIR MOVES INTO WAR AFFECTED AREAS.

    OTHER OBSERVERS ARE EXPECTED FROM POLAND, THE UNITED NATIONS, AND THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY.

    DIPLOMATIC OBSERVERS IN LAGOS SAID TODAY THAT THE TEAM WOULD VISIT WAR FRONT AREAS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVITED MAJOR-GENERAL MILROY FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS THAT THE IBOS - THE MAJOR TRIBE IN BIAFRA - WOULD BE KILLED INDISCRIMINATELY BE THE ADVANCING FEDERAL TROOPS.

    FEDERAL AUTHORITIES CLAIM THAT AT LEAST TWO MILLION OF THE SEVEN MILLION IBOS IN BIAFRA NOW LIVE IN FEDERAL HELD TERRITORY. THE REST THEY SAY, ARE IN AREAS CONTROLLED BY BIAFRAN LEADER, LIEUTENANT COLONEL OJUKWU.

    IT'S NOT YET KNOWN WHETHER THE FOREIGN OBSERVERS WILL BE FOLLOWED INTO THE FRONT-LINE FIRING POSITIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTVE9T4WXLYBA7T5XOYTGLEZI
    Media URN:
    VLVABTVE9T4WXLYBA7T5XOYTGLEZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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