• Short Summary

    IBADAN, THE REGIONAL CAPITAL OF WESTERN NIGERIA, ERUPTED INTO VIOLENCE LAST WEEKEND AS SOME ELEMENTS OF THE ARMED FORCES TRIED TO SEIZE POWER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV BUILDING OF POLITICAL PARTY LEADER DAMAGED.
    0.06

    2.
    GV STREET - TRACK TOWARDS WRECKED CAR.
    0.12

    3.
    CU WRECKED CAR.
    0.17

    4.
    CU TWISTED METAL ON STREET PAN TO DAMAGED BUILDING.
    0.22

    5.
    LV DAMAGED DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUILDING.
    0.28

    6.
    SV DAMAGED RESTAURANT PAN TO DEBRIS IN STREET.
    0.34

    7.
    LV WRECKED HOUSE.
    0.39

    8.
    CU OVERTURNED CAR PAN TO MORE DAMAGE.
    0.45

    9.
    TRAVEL SHOT ALONG STREET WITH WRECKED CAR.
    0.52

    10.
    LV PAN WRECKED CARS IN ROAD.
    0.58

    11.
    TRAVEL SHOT ALONG ROAD SHOWING OVERTURNED CAR.
    1.03

    12.
    GV PAN DEBRIS.
    1.08

    13.
    LV ARMY LORRY WRECKED.
    1.13

    14.
    GV UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.
    1.20

    15.
    GV AIRPORT BUILDINGS - BARBED WIRE IN FOREGROUND.
    1.26


    BURNT-OUT HOMES, CARS, DEBRIS LITTERED ABOUT IN STREETS, AND BARRED WIRE SURROUNDED AN AIRPORT.




    Initials DE/V/JH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IBADAN, THE REGIONAL CAPITAL OF WESTERN NIGERIA, ERUPTED INTO VIOLENCE LAST WEEKEND AS SOME ELEMENTS OF THE ARMED FORCES TRIED TO SEIZE POWER. THERE WERE REPORTS OF FIGHTING IN THE STREETS OF THE CITY BETWEEN REBEL TROOPS AND SOLDIERS LOYAL TO MAJOR-GENERAL IRONSI. BUT MORE VIOLENCE BROKE OUT EVEN AS THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION HEADED BY GENERAL IRONSI WAS CONSOLIDATING ITS POSITION. IN IBADAN IT WAS FIGHTING BETWEEN SUPPORTERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND SUPPORTERS OF THE OPPOSITION UPCTA PARTY.

    FOR SOME MONTHS THERE HAS BEEN UNREST IN IBADAN. THE UPCTA PARTY ALLEGED THAT LAST YEAR'S ELECTIONS WON BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD BEEN RIGGED. THE ELECTION WAS WON BY CHIEF AKINTOLA WHO WAS SHOT DEAD IN IBADAN LAST WEEKEND.

    HOUSES BELONGING TO PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WERE BURNT AND LOOTED. SUPPORTERS WERE KILLED.

    NEWSMEN VISITING THE TOWN AS THE DISORDERS QUIETENED DOWN SAW BURNT-OUT CARS SCATTERED ABOUT IN THE STREETS -- AND DEBRIS FROM DAMAGED SHOPS AND OFFICES LITTERED ACROSS THE PAVEMENTS. LEADING MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES FELL VICTIM TO LOOTERS AND ASSASSINS. IT IS REPORTED THAT SOME ELEMENTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE CONFUSED SITUATION THROUGHOUT NIGERIA TO PROMOTE TROUBLE IN IBADAN.

    CASUALTIES FROM THE RIOTING HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WHICH HAS ESCAPED DAMAGE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACMFDQLNM0QLFXFAAOTBD0FF6I
    Media URN:
    VLVACMFDQLNM0QLFXFAAOTBD0FF6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment