• Short Summary

    Recently deposed Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon arrived at London's Gatwick airport on Tuesday night (12 August) to join his family.

  • Description

    Recently deposed Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon arrived at London's Gatwick airport on Tuesday night (12 August) to join his family.

    General Gowon was overthrown by a bloodless military coup in Nigeria while he was attending the Organisation of African Unity summit in Uganda on 29 July.

    At the time, his wife, Victoria, and family were on holiday in London.

    General Gowon has been staying in the Togolese capital, Lome, since he left Uganda on 1 August. He is a personal friend of the Togolese head of state, President Gnassingbe Eyadema.....and informed sources in Lome have suggested that the deposed Nigerian leader might decide to take his family into exile in Togo.

    British government officials said that they were informed of General Gowon's intention to visit Britain, but they could not say how long he would be in the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACNS3BWEHNU5EGACJVI7IRPNJO
    Media URN:
    VLVACNS3BWEHNU5EGACJVI7IRPNJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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