• Short Summary

    NIGERIAN HEAD-OF-STATE AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WAS GIVEN AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WHEN HE MADE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE FORMER BIAFRAN STRONGHOLD OF PORT HARCOURT LAST SATURDAY.

  • Description

    NIGERIAN HEAD-OF-STATE AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WAS GIVEN AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WHEN HE MADE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE FORMER BIAFRAN STRONGHOLD OF PORT HARCOURT LAST SATURDAY. THE VISIT WAS THE LATEST IN GENERAL GOWON'S VISITS TO THE RECAPTURED AREAS OF THE EASTERN REGION.

    THE NIGERIAN HEAD-OF-STATE WAS MET BY THE MILITARY GOVERNOR FOR RIVERS STATE, LT. COMMANDER DIETTE SPIFF AND COLONEL ADEKUNLE, COMMANDER OF THE THIRD MARINE COMMANDOS.

    AFTER TAKING THE SALUTE AND INSPECTING A GUARD-OF-HONOUR DRAWN UP ON THE TARMAC, MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON WAS GIVEN A ROUSING RECEPTION BY THOUSANDS OF PLACARD-CARRYING CIVILIANS.

    CROWDS OF CIVILIANS LINE THE MAJOR-GENERAL'S ROUTE INTO THE CITY AND MASSED OUTSIDE THE AREA'S MILITARY HEADQUARTERS. GENERAL GOWON INSPECTED A CACHE OF SEIZED BIAFRAN WEAPONS BEFORE MOVING OVER TO MEET THE CIVILIANS.

    THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS CREATED A SEPARATE STATE FOR THE RIVERS PEOPLE AND IS TO GIVE THEM THE CHANGE OF HOLDING IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT POSTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZGSVUDTCQ1ZURM37FJQIVH4W
    Media URN:
    VLVACZGSVUDTCQ1ZURM37FJQIVH4W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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