• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF "EAGER AND PUBLIC-SPIRITED RESERVISTS AND EX-SERVICEMEN" ARE REPORTED IN LAGOS TO HAVE RUSHED TO ARMY RECRUITING POSTS IN RESPONSE TO THE MOBILIZATION CALL BY MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT, TO CRUSH THE REBEL REGIME IN THE EAST.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF "EAGER AND PUBLIC-SPIRITED RESERVISTS AND EX-SERVICEMEN" ARE REPORTED IN LAGOS TO HAVE RUSHED TO ARMY RECRUITING POSTS IN RESPONSE TO THE MOBILIZATION CALL BY MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT, TO CRUSH THE REBEL REGIME IN THE EAST. YESTERDAY (MONDAY), 10 THOUSAND CRAFTSMEN TURNED UP ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE CALL FOR SKILLED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ARMY.

    TRADESMEN AND SKILLED WORKERS BEING RECRUITED FOR THE ARMY ARE MAINLY CARPENTERS, MOTOR AND RADIO MECHANICS, WOMEN DRIVES AND NURSES. OTHERS INCLUDE BLACKSMITHS AND TINKERS.

    ON RECRUITING POSTERS IN LAGOS, A PORTRAIT OF MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON -- PROMOTED FROM LIEUTENANT-COLONEL LAST WEEK -- WITH HIS FINGER RAISED, IS THE STATEMENT: "TO KEEP NIGERIA ONE IS A TASK THAT MUST BE DONE."
    MEANWHILE, IBOS FROM THE EASTERN REGION HAVE BEEN LEAVING THE LAGOS MOTOR PARK FOR THE BREAKAWAY 'REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA' DECLARED LAST WEEK BY THE FEDERAL REGIONAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT LIEUTENANT-COLONEL OJUKWU.

    GENERAL GOWON HAS SAID THAT THE BREAKAWAY REGIME WILL BE CRUSHED BY FORCE, BUT COLONEL OJUKWU DESCRIBED THE STATEMENT AS 'CANUTE-LIKE', AND SAID HE HAD NO DOUBT THE EAST WOULD WIN.

    A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN NIGERIA, AND FOREIGNERS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO KEEP THEIR PASSPORTS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES. POLICE HAVE BEEN MAKING REGULAR CHECKS OF ALL VEHICLES AT ROAD BLOCKS, AND THE PAPERS OF ALL IMMIGRANTS AND FOREIGNERS ARE BEING EXAMINED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVEXMFS4VXCCZV2K35MPOIM4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVACVEXMFS4VXCCZV2K35MPOIM4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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