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    Some 200 Nigerians from the breakaway Eastern Region - the self-styled Republic of Biafra - attended a memorial service in St.

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    Some 200 Nigerians from the breakaway Eastern Region - the self-styled Republic of Biafra - attended a memorial service in St. Martins in the Fields, a church in Trafalga? Square, in London this afternoon (Sunday). It was a memorial service for "Biafrans" killed in the civil war.

    As the church service started the news from Nigeria was conflicting. Reuters correspondent in Enugu, the Eastern Region capital, said in a story dated yesterday that the town had not fallen to Federal Nigerians, as claimed in Lagos three days earlier. According to the Enugu correspondent the town had suffered heavy shelling, but a Federal attack on Wednesday and Thursday had been repulsed. He said military sources in Enugu said 200 Nigerian Federal troops were killed when the Federal advance was halted.

    But in Lagos and the Federal military sources have reaffirmed that Federal troops are in full control of Enugu. The sources say there is no organised resistance left there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKYN4IQHHA6CWT9BCPI2WZ3WI
    Media URN:
    VLVADKYN4IQHHA6CWT9BCPI2WZ3WI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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