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    NIGERIAN OFFICIALS CONDUCTING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT THE COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS IN LONDON TODAY HUSTLED A DEMONSTRATOR FORM THE MEETING.

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    MAN BEING THROWN OUT BY OFFICIALS AND POLICE; CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS; BRIGADIER G.T. KURUBO SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: BRIGADIER KURUBO: "...BUT WE WANT TO HAVE OUR OWN STATE WHICH OUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS. AND THERE IS NO QUESTION OF GOING BACK ON IT. NOW THAT IT HAS BEEN CREATED IT HAS GOT TO BE ESTABLISHED OTHERWISE THE PEOPLE WILL FIGHT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS. IT DOESN'T MATER -- I THINK THIS IS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS PROPER ARRANGEMENTS WITH OJUKWU....... TOMORROW RENOUNCES BIAFRA. I BELIEVE AND ACCEPT THIS QUESTION OF....THE FIGHTING WILL STOP...I ASSURE YOU IT WILL STOP."




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    Background: NIGERIAN OFFICIALS CONDUCTING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT THE COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS IN LONDON TODAY HUSTLED A DEMONSTRATOR FORM THE MEETING. THE MAN WAS WAKING A PROTEST ON BEHALF OF THE SECESSIONIST STATE OF BIAFRA, FORMERLY EASTERN NIGERIA.

    POLICE WERE CALLED TO ASSIST IN REMOVING THE MAN AND SOME FORCE WAS USED BEFORE HE WAS EXPELLED FROM THE MEETING.

    THE CONFERENCE HAD BEEN CALLED TO LISTEN TO BRIGADIER G.T. KURUBO, AN EASTERN NIGERIAN OFFICER WHO SUPPORTS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. HE TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT HE HAD NOT DEFECTED FROM THE BIAFRAN SIDE. HIS HOME TOWN WAS IN BONNY IN THE EASTERN REGION, BUT THE HAD ALWAYS BEEN A FEDERAL OFFICER AND HAD NOT CEASED BEING ONE.

    BRIGADIER KURUBO SAID HE WAS STILL THE SUBSTANTIVE HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, DESPITE THE FACT THAT HIS NAME AND PHOTOGRAPH HAD BEEN EXPLOITED FOR POLITICAL AND PROPAGANDA PURPOSES BY THE BIAFRANS.

    HE TOLD THE CONFERENCE:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA92SNGZLZ43CR8GK2TVD4CQD6O
    Media URN:
    VLVA92SNGZLZ43CR8GK2TVD4CQD6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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