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    AS TENSION MOUNTED IN THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION OVER THE SECESSION OF ITS EASTERN REGION PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD IN THE NEWLY-NAMED BIAFRA TO WITHSTAND ATTACK.

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    ENUGU STREET SCENE; BIAFRA FLAG FLYING COLONEL OJUKWU AT PRESS CONFERENCE; NIGER BRIDGE BLOCKED BY TRACTORS AND TROOPS; IBO REFUGEES ARRIVING.




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    Background: AS TENSION MOUNTED IN THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION OVER THE SECESSION OF ITS EASTERN REGION PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD IN THE NEWLY-NAMED BIAFRA TO WITHSTAND ATTACK.

    THE NIGER BRIDGE, WHICH PROVIDES A VITAL LINK WITH THE REST OF THE FEDERATION, HAS BEEN BLOCKED BY TRACTORS AND IS UNDER CONSTANT PATROL BY ARMED TROOPS, BUT THE BRIDGE WAS OPEN FOR SOME TRAFFIC -- A CEASELESS STREAM OF IBO REFUGEES MAKING THEIR WAY FROM THE NORTHERN REGION PASSES ACROSS IT.

    A BROADCAST ON ENUGU RADIO SAID THEIR HAVE BEEN MOUNTING DEMANDS FROM VARIOUS OR ORGANISATIONS TO BE ENLISTED IN THE ARMY TO ASSIST IN CRUSHING ANY THREAT TO THE NEW REPUBLIC.

    IN ONITSHA MORE THAN 2,000 WOMEN HELD A RALLY DEMANDING TO BE ARMED AND PEOPLE IN OTHER PLACES HAS ASKED FOR ARMS, THE RADIO SAID.

    IT ALSO SAID THE EX-SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION HAD SENT A TELEGRAM TO THE HEAD OF STATE, SAYING IT HAD PLACED ALL ITS MEMBERS ON THE ALERT IN CASE THE GOVERNMENT NEEDED THEM.

    MAKING ONE OF HIS PUBLIC APPEARANCES SINCE BIAFRA SECEDED FROM THE FEDERATION LIEUTENANT COLONEL ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU, THE MILITANT GOVERNOR, ATTENDED A NEWS CONFERENCE IN ENUGU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAR3UJ9GLLHSBSOEXEK7OJV7H8
    Media URN:
    VLVAR3UJ9GLLHSBSOEXEK7OJV7H8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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