• Short Summary

    NIGERIAN HEAD-OF-STATE AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WAS GIVEN AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WHEN HE MADE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE FORMER BIAFRAN STRONGHOLD OF POST HARCOURT LAST SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 22).

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    MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON ARRIVES; GREETED BY MILITARY GOVERNOR FOR RIVERS STATE, LT-COMMANDER DIETTE SPIFF; INSPECTS TROOPS; GREETS CROWD.




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    Background: NIGERIAN HEAD-OF-STATE AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, WAS GIVEN AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WHEN HE MADE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE FORMER BIAFRAN STRONGHOLD OF POST HARCOURT LAST SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 22). THE VISIT WAS THE LATEST OF GENERAL GOWON'S VISITS TO THE RECAPTURED AREAS OF THE EASTERN REGION.

    THE NIGERIAN HEAD-OF-STATE WAS MET BY THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE, LT-COMMANDER DIETTE SPIFF AND COLONEL ADEKUNLE, COMMANDER OF THE THIRD MARINE COMMANDOS.

    AFTER TAKING THE SALUTE AND INSPECTING A GUARD-OF-HONOUR DRAWN UP ON THE TARMAC, MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON WAS GIVEN A ROUSING RECEPTION BY THOUSANDS OF PLACARD-CARRYING CIVILIANS.

    GENERAL GOWON LATER INSPECTED CAPTURED BIAFRAN WEAPONS BEFORE MOVING OVER TO MEET SOME OF THE CIVILIANS.

    THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS CREATED A SEPARATE STATE FOR THE RIVERS PEOPLE AND IS TO GIVE THEM THE CHANCE OF HOLDING IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT POSTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAS7O7HBM9D0OTSJ0WU43KYGJM
    Media URN:
    VLVAS7O7HBM9D0OTSJ0WU43KYGJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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