• Short Summary

    NORTHERN NIGERIA IS REPORTED TO BE QUIET, BUT TENSE, WITH POLICE UNITS PATROLLING KANO FOLLOWING RIOTS LAST WEEKEND (28/29 MAY) IN WHICH MORE THAN EIGHTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND SEVERAL HUNDRED INJURED.

  • Description

    NORTHERN NIGERIA IS REPORTED TO BE QUIET, BUT TENSE, WITH POLICE UNITS PATROLLING KANO FOLLOWING RIOTS LAST WEEKEND (28/29 MAY) IN WHICH MORE THAN EIGHTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND SEVERAL HUNDRED INJURED.

    THE RIOTING IN KANO, ONE OF AFRICA'S LARGEST MOSLEM CITIES BORDERING ON THE SAHARA DESERT, BEGAN WHEN NORTHERNERS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST PLANS BY THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHNSON AGUIYI-IRONSI, TO WELD THE COUNTRY'S FOUR FEDERAL REGIONS INTO ONE STATE.

    THE NORTHERN NIGERIANS FEAR THAT THE MORE SOPHISTICATED AND EDUCATIONALLY MORE ADVANCED IBOS, FROM EASTERN NIGERIA, WILL RIVAL THEM FOR JOBS IF THE PROVINCES ARE UNIFIED.

    POLICE REINFORCEMENTS FROM LAGOS AND OTHER SOUTHERN CITIES WERE RUSHED TO THE AREA. DURING THE RIOTS BUILDINGS AND VEHICLES WERE BURNT, AND SEVERAL EUROPEANS IN CARS WERE STONED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQBZI48N2QPI79ACZNIPX33I4
    Media URN:
    VLVAQBZI48N2QPI79ACZNIPX33I4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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