• Short Summary

    A GREAT EXODUS OF NIGERIANS RETURNING TO THEIR TRIBAL HOMELANDS IS CONTINUING FOLLOWING A WEEK OF INTER-TRIBAL VIOLENCE IN WHICH AS ESTIMATED 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED.

  • Description

    A GREAT EXODUS OF NIGERIANS RETURNING TO THEIR TRIBAL HOMELANDS IS CONTINUING FOLLOWING A WEEK OF INTER-TRIBAL VIOLENCE IN WHICH AS ESTIMATED 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. THE BIG EVACUATION OF EASTERN NIGERIANS FROM THE NORTH -- THE CENTRE OF THE WORST VIOLENCE -- IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY THE WEEKEND.

    THE VIOLENCE IN AFRICA'S MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY HAS BEEN CAUSED BY TRIBAL STRIFE AND JEALOUSIES BETWEEN THE MOSLEM HAUSAS OF THE NORTH AND THE IBOS OF THE EASTERN REGION. THE REFUGEES LEAVING KADUNA AND OTHER NORTHERN AREAS INCLUDE NOT ONLY IBOS BUT ALSO YORUBA TRIBESMEN FROM THE WEST AND BINIS AND ISHANS FROM THE MIDWEST WHO SAY THEY ARE OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR IBOS.

    THE TENSION EXPLODED INTO RIOTS LAST WEEKEND WITH HAUSAS GANGS HUNTING DOWN AND KILLING IBOS LIVING AMONGST THEM. THE REFUGEES HAVE BEEN LEAVING THE NORTH BY TRAIN AND CHARTERED AIRCRAFT. IT'S REPORTED THAT THE ACTUAL FIGHTING WAS SPARKED OFF BY A MUTINY OF HAUSAS TROOPS IN THE NORTHERN CITY OF KANO.

    MEANWHILE, ABOUT 2,000 HAUSAS LIVING IN EASTERN NIGERIA ARE ALSO BEING REPATRIATED TO THEIR TRIBAL LANDS BY THE GOVERNMENT, WHICH FEARS A BIG OUTBREAK OF REPRISALS IN THE EAST. MOST ARE BEING SENT BACK TO THE NORTH BY SPECIAL TRAINS FROM LAGOS, THE FEDERAL CAPITAL OF NIGERIA. THE SITUATION IN THE NORTH IS NOW REPORTED TO BE RELATIVELY CALM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVCXAYMNGVC4OFGNV84H60SRW
    Media URN:
    VLVACVCXAYMNGVC4OFGNV84H60SRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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