• Short Summary

    FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATING THEIR POSITIONS IN TOWNS CAPTURED FROM THE BREAKAWAY STATE OF BIAFRA (EASTERN NIGERIA) IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.

  • Description

    FEDERAL NIGERIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATING THEIR POSITIONS IN TOWNS CAPTURED FROM THE BREAKAWAY STATE OF BIAFRA (EASTERN NIGERIA) IN THE PAST FEW DAYS. MORE TROOPS AND WEAPONS ARE MOVING IN TO THE NORTHERN TOWN OF OGOJA AND NSUKKA.

    FEDERAL TROOPS ADVANCED THROUGH THE JUNGLE AND CAPTURED OGOJA TOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT ON JULY 19. THE TROOPS SEARCHED BUILDINGS AND PRISONERS WERE INTERROGATED BY NIGERIAN OFFICERS.

    FIVE DAYS EARLIER, THE FEDERAL TROOPS CAPTURED THE UNIVERSITY CITY OF NSUKKA, 41 MILES (64 KM) NORTH OF THE BIAFRAN CAPITAL OF ENUGU. THERE WAS BITTER FIGHTING AT NSUKKA, A KEY POSITION FOR FEDERAL TROOPS PUSHING TOWARDS ENUGU, AND ITS SEIZURE WAS REGARDED AS A MAJOR PSYCHOLOGICAL VICTORY FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    IBO TRIBESMEN FLEEING FROM THE CAPTURED CITY WERE URGED BY BIAFRAN RADIO TO POISON ANY FOOD WHICH MIGHT FALL INTO THE HANDS OF FEDERAL TROOPS.

    BUT NOW NSUKKA IS WELL AND TRULY IN FEDERAL HANDS, BACKED UP BY ARMOURED UNITES.

    AT MAKURDI, THE FEDERAL ARMY IS BUILDING UP A BIG ARMOURY OF CAPTURED WEAPONS INCLUDING HOME MADE PISTOLS, AT ITS HEADQUARTERS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADOG9EY81QRBNVOGEU2SBCQVK8
    Media URN:
    VLVADOG9EY81QRBNVOGEU2SBCQVK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment