• Short Summary

    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, LEADER OF THE SECESSIONIST STATE OF BIAFRA WHICH BROKE AWAY FROM THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, CLAIMED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE NIGERIAN ARMY WAS USING MERCENARIES IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST THE BIAFRANS.

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    OJUKWU'S HOUSE; JOURNALISTS; OJUKWU SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: COLONEL OJUKWU: "A NUMBER OF MERCENARIES WE PRESUME THEY ARE, HAVE BEEN SIGHTED, A NUMBER HAVE BEEN KILLED. IN FACT IN THE ENUGU HOSPITAL I;M TOLD THERE ARE MERCENARY DEAD BODIES ON DISPLAY AND HAVE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED BY MY MINISTRY IF INFORMATION. THERE CERTAINLY HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF MERCENARIES. FROM THE REPORTS FROM THE TROOPS FROM THE FRONT I AM ASSURED THAT MOST OF THEIR ASSAULTS ARE LED BY MERCENARIES AND THAT THEIR ARMOURED VEHICLES THAT THEY HAVE BEEN USING TO SOME EFFECT HAVE IN FACT BEEN DRIVEN BY MERCENARIES. I'M TOLD THAT ONE OF THEM WAS ROASTED IN ONE OF THOSE ARMOURED VEHICLES WHEN IT WAS KNOCKED OUT. I AMA TRYING AS MICH - AS HARD AS POSSIBLE TO GET A MERCENARY CAPTURED ALIVE FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY."




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    Background: LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, LEADER OF THE SECESSIONIST STATE OF BIAFRA WHICH BROKE AWAY FROM THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, CLAIMED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE NIGERIAN ARMY WAS USING MERCENARIES IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST THE BIAFRANS. BIAFRA WAS FORMERLY EASTER NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ94ZNI43QABHUSBDVD6M3RRL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ94ZNI43QABHUSBDVD6M3RRL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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