• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR ENDED OFFICIALLY THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY) WITH THE SIGNING OF A FORMAL DECLARATION OF SURRENDER IN LAGOS.

  • Description

    THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR ENDED OFFICIALLY THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY) WITH THE SIGNING OF A FORMAL DECLARATION OF SURRENDER IN LAGOS. HEADING THE NEGOTIATIONS FROM THE DEFEATED BREAKAWAY REGION OF BIAFRA WAS SIR LOUIS MBANEFO.

    A FIVE MAN NEGOTIATING TEAM FLEW INTO LAGOS SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TO TALK PEACE TERMS WITH NIGERIAN LEADER GENERAL GOWON AND GOVERNMENT HEADS. THE SURRENDER DECLARATION WAS SIGNED BY GENERAL EFFIONG ON BEHALF OF BIAFRA, AND GENERA GOWON FOR NIGERIA. AFTER THE CEREMONY THE TWO MEN EMBRACED AND GENAL GOWON SAID A GENAL AMNESTY HAD BEEN GRANTED FOR ALL THOSE "MISGUIDE" INTO THE CIVIL WAR.

    MEANWHILE, THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE FORMER BIAFRAN LEADER GENERAL OJUKWU IS STILL A MYSTERY. REPORTS THAT HE WAS STAYING AT BIAFRAN HOUSE IN LISBON WERE REJECTED. A VISNEWS CAMERAMEN WHO WAS FILMING OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE WAS WARNED TO LEAVE THE AREA OR THE POLICE WOULD BE CALLED.

    IN GABON RED CROSS AIRCRAFT ARE BEING HURRIEDLY LOADED WITH MEDICAL AND FOOD SUPPLIED READY TO FLY INTO NIGERIA. RELIEF HAS POURED IN FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. ACCORDING TO GENERAL OJUKWU, WHO RELEASED A STATEMENT IN SIX CAPITALS TODAY, UNLESS THE SUPPLIES CAN BE DELIVERED TO THE FORMER WAR ZONE WITHIN THE NEXT 72 HOURS IT WILL BE TOO LATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8FQ9VRA6PMNBDC0NKSL08BQZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8FQ9VRA6PMNBDC0NKSL08BQZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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