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    PROFESSOR CLYDE FERGUSON, U.S. SPECIAL COORDINATOR ON RELIEF TO CIVILIAN VICTIMS OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL?

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    PROFESSOR CLYDE FERGUSON, U.S. SPECIAL COORDINATOR ON RELIEF TO CIVILIAN VICTIMS OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, SPOKE OF INDISCRIMINATE FEDERAL BOMBING RAIDS ON SECESSCIONIST TERRITORY IN ANSWER TO A QUESTION PUT TO HIM AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LAGOS TWO DAYS AGO (TUESDAY).

    PROFESSOR FERGUSON SAID HE HAD EXPRESSED HIS CONCERNED OVER INDISCRIMINATE BOMBING TO GENERAL GOWON ON HIS RETURN FROM BREAKAWAY PROVINCE OF BIAFRA; HE DISAPPROVED ESPECIALLY OF THE USE OF FRAGMENTATION BOMBS TO INFLICT CASUALTIES.

    HIS PRESS CONFERENCE INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGE WITH A REPORTER:
    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED THAT IT IS CARRYING OUT INDISCRIMINATE BOMBING RAIDS AGAINST SECESSIONIST BIAFRA, WHICH CLAIMS THAT ABOUT 1,000 CIVILIANS HAVE DIED SINCE MID-FEBRUARY.

    PROFESSOR FERGUSON - WHO, AT THE SAME PRESS CONFERENCE, ALSO OUTLINED HIS SUGGESTIONS FOR THE STEPPING UP OF RELIEF SUPPLIES - WAS DUE TO LEAVE THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR TALKS WITH THE EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, CHAIRMAN OF THE O.A.U.'S SIX-NATION COMMITTEE ON THE NIGERIAN CRISIS, AND WILL FINALLY REPORT BACK TO PRESIDENT NIXON IN WASHINGTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD84Q6NGVR37IL90Z5JFUPY80E
    Media URN:
    VLVAD84Q6NGVR37IL90Z5JFUPY80E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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