• Short Summary

    FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS ARE NOW ADVANCING ON THE STRATEGIC TOWN OF ORE, IN NIGERIA'S WESTERN REGION.

  • Description

    FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS ARE NOW ADVANCING ON THE STRATEGIC TOWN OF ORE, IN NIGERIA'S WESTERN REGION. REPORTS FROM THE AREA SAY THE TOWN HAS BEEN TAKEN BY TROOPS FROM BIAFRA, THE NAME ASSUMED BY THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA. OUR FILM SHOWS FEDERAL TROOPS AND TRUCKS MOVING TOWARDS ORE.

    AFTER A FIERCE BATTLE FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES TOOK THE TOWN OF AGABU FROM BIAFRAN CONTROL. THE CAPTURE OF AGABU, SOUTH OF ORE, WAS SEEN BY THE FEDERAL FORCES AS A MAJOR TACTICAL VICTORY.

    THE SECESSIONIST BIAFRAN FORCES CAPTURED ORE DURING A THRUST FROM THE COASTAL TOWN OF BENIN, THE MID-WESTERN CAPITAL.

    ACCORDING TO BIAFRAN FORCES BIAFRAN TROOPS HAVE ALSO KNOCKED OUT A NUMBER OF FEDERAL ARMOURED CARS, DRIVEN BY WHITE MERCENARIES. A BULLETIN ISSUED IN ENUGU, THE BIAFRAN CAPITAL, SAID THE ARMOURED CARS WERE DESTROYED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN NORTHERN BIAFRA.

    OUR FILM SHOWS A BIARAN HOME-MADE TANK, DESTROYED BY FEDERAL FORCES NEAR AGABU. THE TANK IS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED IN THE RAILWAY YARD IN ENUGU. ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL TROOPS 41 BIAFRANS WERE ALSO KILLED IN THE ENGAGEMENT INVOLVING THE TANK.

    THERE ARE STILL MANY BIAFRANS MAKING SPORADIC ATTACKS ON THE FEDERAL FORCES AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY TOWARDS ORE.

    TROOPS AT ONE STAGE ERECTED A PLYWOOD BRIDGE, ANOTHER AID TO THE FEDERAL THRUST FORWARD.

    MEANWHILE, ROAD BLOCKS CHECK THE IDENTITY OF ALL CIVILIANS WHO ENTER THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL CAPITAL, LAGOS. THE ROAD CHECKS ARE PART OF A RIGID SECURITY ORGANISATION IN LAGOS -- IDENTIFICATION OF ALL IBO TRIBESMEN IN THE CITY HAS ALREADY BECOME MANDATORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3PLLPT1IB0RFHYXEGJCOAEEA
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3PLLPT1IB0RFHYXEGJCOAEEA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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