• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL MET IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ON THE EVE OF REPORTS OF A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH BY FEDERAL FORCES IN SECESSIONIST BIAFRA.

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    THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL MET IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ON THE EVE OF REPORTS OF A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH BY FEDERAL FORCES IN SECESSIONIST BIAFRA.

    THE MEETING WAS HELD AT THE RESIDENCE OF MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON, THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, AND WAS ATTENDED BY NAVAL, AIR FORCE AND ARMY LEADERS, AS WELL S THE GOVERNORS OF NIGERIAN STATES. THE COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE CURRENT SITUATION OF THE CIVIL WAR.

    TODAY (SATURDAY) IT WAS REPORTED FROM LAGOS THAT FEDERAL FORCES STOOD POISED FOR A FINAL THRUST INTO THE HEART OF SECESSIONIST BIAFRA AFTER NEARLY THREE YEARS OF CIVIL WAR.

    GENERAL GOWON SENT A MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THREE FEDERAL DIVISIONS RINGING THE HEARTLAND OF THE FORMER EASTERN REGION AND SOME REPORTS CLAIMED THAT THE BIAFRAN SOUTHERN FRONT HAD COLLAPSED.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT YESTERDAY'S MEETING WERE COL. MUSA USMAN, MILITARY GOVERNOR OF NORTH-EASTERN STATE; LIET. COL. ABBA KYARI, GOVERNOR OF NORTH CENTRAL STATE; COL. U. J. ESUENE, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH EASTERN STATE, REAR ADMIRAL WEY; LIEUT. COMMANDER DIETTE SPIFF, GOVERNOR OF RIVER STATE; COL. OGBOMUDIA, GOVERNOR OF MID-WEST STATE; AIR FORCE LEADER, COL. IKWE; AND MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTVT85HDJDOKOFIY61D4E0PTF
    Media URN:
    VLVADTVT85HDJDOKOFIY61D4E0PTF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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