• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1. GV IKOYI HOTEL TILT DOWN TO ENTRANCE 0.08
    2. SV SIR LOUIS MBANEFO & GENERAL OBASANJO TALKING (2 SHOTS) 0.24
    3. MV NIGERIAN TROOPS STANDING BY STAFF CAR 0.29
    4. SV SIR LOUIS DOWN STEPS TOWARDS CAR 0.32
    5. CU NIGERIAN SOLDIER 0.35
    6. MV SIR LOUIS TALKING TO MAN IN CAR & WALKS OFF 0.40
    7. GV PAN HOTEL 0.45
    8. MV BIAFRAN HOUSE LISBON TILT DOWN TO CU ENTRANCE & NO. 33 0.53
    9. SV BIAFRAN OPENING ENTRANCE GATE 0.56
    10. GV HOUSE TILT DOWN TO SLV BIAFRAN AT GATE 1.00
    11. SCU BIAFRAN WAVING HANDS TO CAMERAMAN 1.02
    12. LV BIAFRAN HOUSE 1.07
    13. GV STREET PAN ANOTHER BIAFRAN HOUSE 1.12
    14. MV DITTO 1.23
    15. MV ENTRANCE TO HOUSE 1.25
    16. GV RED CROSS AIRCRAFT ON TARMAC 1.28
    17. SV PILOT INTO AIRCRAFT WAVING 1.34
    18. GV ANOTHER RED CROSS AIRCRAFT 1.39
    19. SV SIGN RED CROSS ON AIRCRAFT 1.42
    20. SCU RED CROSS SUPPLIES 1.47
    21. GV TRUCK BRINGING SUPPLIES TO AIRCRAFT 1.55
    22. SV SUPPLIES LOADED (2 SHOTS) 2.05
    23. GV AIRCRAFT & TRUCK 2.08

    Initials RJ/V & VS/DW/SGM
    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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