• Short Summary

    AN UNEASY CALM PREVAILS IN WESTERN NIGERIA AFTER THE VIOLENCE OF THE PAST WEEK. THE?

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    AN UNEASY CALM PREVAILS IN WESTERN NIGERIA AFTER THE VIOLENCE OF THE PAST WEEK. THE RULING PARTY WON A LANDSLIDE VICTORY AT THE POLLS THAT TRIGGERED OFF OPPOSITION CRIES OF "RIGGED ELECTIONS."
    THE STREETS OF LAGOS SUBURBS TOOK THE BRUNT OF THE VIOLENCE - HOUSES AND CARS WERE SET ON FIRE, THE WRECKAGE OF LOOTED PROPERTY BLIGHTED THE SCENE. THE MAIN TARGET OF THE ATTACKERS HAD BEEN THE HOUSES OF SUPPORTERS OF THE RULING PARTY.

    THE STRENGTH OF THE UPHEAVAL TOOK THE SECURITY FORCES BY SOME SURPRISE BUT NOW STRONG PATROLS HAVE PREVENTED FURTHER TROUBLE OF THE SAME INTENSITY.

    IN OTHER PARTS OF WESTERN NIGERIA REACTION TO THE ELECTION RESULT CONTINUES. TWO-HUNDRED WOMEN WERE ARRESTED BY POLICE IN ONE TOWN WHEN THEY TRIED TO STAGE A PROTEST MARCH AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

    (ONE OF THE OPPOSITION LEADERS. ALHAJI D.S.A DEGBENRO AND NINE OTHER PARTY MEMBERS WERE REFUSED BAIL IN THE HIGH COURT IN IBADAN TODAY. THEIR TRIAL RESUMES ON TUESDAY. THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THEM ARE OF SETTING UP AN 'INTERIM GOVERNMENT' OF WESTERN NIGERIA IN OPPOSITION TO THE WISHES OF ELECTORATE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFR0OBCWCAJ7CE1Q1TZAEOM7P
    Media URN:
    VLVADFR0OBCWCAJ7CE1Q1TZAEOM7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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