• Short Summary

    NORTHERN NIGERIA IS REPORTED TO BE QUIET, BUT TENSE, WITH POLICE UNITS PATROLLING KANO FOLLOWING RIOTS LAST WEEKEND (28/29 MAY) IN WHICH MORE THAN EIGHTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND SEVERAL HUNDRED INJURED.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.PAN... ACROSS MARKET STILL SMOULDERING
    0.11

    2.
    GV.BURNT-OUT SHOPS
    0.16

    3.
    SV.BURNT-OUT CARS
    0.20

    4.
    SV.OTHER WRECKED VEHICLES
    0.23

    5.
    GV WRECKED BUILDINGS
    0.27

    6.
    SV.WRECKED HOUSES
    0.30

    7.
    SV.SIGN ON WALL "TO HELL WITH IRONSI'S ANNOUNCEMENTS"
    0.37

    8.
    SV.ANOTHER SIGN "ONE NORTH ONE PEOPLE"
    0.40

    9.
    SV.DEAD BODY IN STREETS (2 SHOTS)
    0.47

    10.
    SV.SMALL CROWD LOOK AT BODY IN DITCH
    0.53

    11.
    SV.POLICEMAN ON DUTY
    0.55

    12.
    SV.MAN CLEARS
    1.00

    13.
    GV.OTHER MEN CARTING BELONGINGS ALONG ROAD
    1.05

    14.
    SV.MAN PUSHES FAMILY IN CART ALONG STREET
    1.10



    Initials HT/VS/CR/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NORTHERN NIGERIA IS REPORTED TO BE QUIET, BUT TENSE, WITH POLICE UNITS PATROLLING KANO FOLLOWING RIOTS LAST WEEKEND (28/29 MAY) IN WHICH MORE THAN EIGHTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND SEVERAL HUNDRED INJURED.

    THE RIOTING IN KANO, ONE OF AFRICA'S LARGEST MOSLEM CITIES BORDERING ON THE SAHARA DESERT, BEGAN WHEN NORTHERNERS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST PLANS BY THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHNSON AGUIYI-IRONSI, TO WELD THE COUNTRY'S FOUR FEDERAL REGIONS INTO ONE STATE.

    THE NORTHERN NIGERIANS FEAR THAT THE MORE SOPHISTICATED AND EDUCATIONALLY MORE ADVANCED IBOS, FROM EASTERN NIGERIA, WILL RIVAL THEM FOR JOBS IF THE PROVINCES ARE UNIFIED.

    POLICE REINFORCEMENTS FROM LAGOS AND OTHER SOUTHERN CITIES WERE RUSHED TO THE AREA. DURING THE RIOTS BUILDINGS AND VEHICLES WERE BURNT, AND SEVERAL EUROPEANS IN CARS WERE STONED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQBZI48N2QPI79ACZNIPX33I4
    Media URN:
    VLVAQBZI48N2QPI79ACZNIPX33I4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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