• Short Summary

    THE BODIES OF TEN ITALIAN OILMEN, KILLED IN A BIAFRAN RAID ON KWALE, IN MID-WESTERN NIGERIA A MONTH AGO, WERE FLOWN INTO MILAN AIRPORT LAST NIGHT.

  • Description

    THE BODIES OF TEN ITALIAN OILMEN, KILLED IN A BIAFRAN RAID ON KWALE, IN MID-WESTERN NIGERIA A MONTH AGO, WERE FLOWN INTO MILAN AIRPORT LAST NIGHT. THE BODIES WERE RELEASED ON ORDERS FROM BIAFRAN LEADER GENERAL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU AND FLOWN OUT OF LAGOS ON A SPECIAL FLIGHT.

    A DAY OF NATIONAL MOURNING HAS BEEN CALLED ON SUNDAY (JUNE 8) BY ITALIAN PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT, TO HONOUR THE DEAD MEN.

    PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RUMOR AND FOREIGN MINISTER PIETRO NENNI, ARE EXPECTED TO TRAVEL TO MILAN FOR ONE OF THE FUNERAL CEREMONIES. A JORDANIAN WAS ALSO KILLED IN THE BIAFRAN RAID.

    THE DEAD MEN WERE PART OF A GROUP OF 29 OIL EMPLOYEES WHO WERE WORKING NEAR KWALE WHEN THEIR CAMPS WERE RAIDED BY THE BIAFRAN COMMANDOS.

    THE 18 OTHERS -- 14 ITALIANS, THREE WEST GERMANS AND ONE LEBANESE WERE ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO DEATH BY THE BIAFRANS FOR ALLEGED AID TO NIGERIA'S WAR EFFORT.

    GENERAL OJUKWU LATER REPRIEVED THE MEN AND HAS ALLOWED THEM TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.

    ALL WERE EMPLOYED BY THE ITALIAN OIL CORPORATION, E.N.J.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADGQS7OUK1KRDYRE4PURPIAH6C
    Media URN:
    VLVADGQS7OUK1KRDYRE4PURPIAH6C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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