• Short Summary

    NIGERIA SETTLED INTO AN UNEASY CALM AS THE SUDDEN FLARE-UP OF TRIBAL VIOLENCE, WHICH SENT THOUSANDS OF 1B0 TRIBESMEN BACK TO THEIR HOME-PROVINCES AS UNEMPLOYED REFUGEES, DIED DOWN.

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    NIGERIA SETTLED INTO AN UNEASY CALM AS THE SUDDEN FLARE-UP OF TRIBAL VIOLENCE, WHICH SENT THOUSANDS OF 1B0 TRIBESMEN BACK TO THEIR HOME-PROVINCES AS UNEMPLOYED REFUGEES, DIED DOWN. APPEALS FOR CALM WHILE THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT SOUGHT AN ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM WERE MADE BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, THE COUNTRY'S MILITARY LEADER, AND LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, MILITARY GOVERNOR OF EASTERN NIGERIA. IN NORTHERN NIGERIA, WHERE THE OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE WERE MOST SEVERE, TOWNSHIPS LIKE KANO BEGAN REPAIRING THE DAMAGE.

    HOUSES IN KANO WERE REDUCED TO SHELLS, AND CARS WERE WRECKED AND OVERTURNED AS THE FIGHTING BETWEEN NORTHERN HAUSA TRIBESMEN AND THE 1BOS FROM THE SOUTH-EAST WAS AT ITS HEIGHT.

    THE ALMOST TOTAL WITHDRAWAL OF 1BOS FROM THE NORTH HAS RESULTED IN THE BREAKDOWN OF MANY SERVICES WHICH WERE STAFFED BY THEM. THESE INCLUDED VITAL COMMUNICATION LINKS LIKE THE RAILWAYS AND POSTAL SERVICES.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LAGOS ON OCTOBER 8 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GOWON REFERRED TO AN ALLEGED MINOR ARMY MUTINY AT KANO. HE SAID THAT IT WAS BEING THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED, AND THAT "THE MOST APPROPRIATE ACTION" WOULD BE TAKEN WHEN THE INVESTIGATION WAS COMPLETED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3H9SY0USRK0QTPK8MPVK0IDI
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3H9SY0USRK0QTPK8MPVK0IDI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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