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November 21, 2020

Press Conference at State House in Enugu

Footage released on June 7th, 1967, shows Lieutenant Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, the military governor of the Eastern region, speaking at a press conference at the State House in Enugu, the capital of the breakaway state. He is speaking on the collapse of what he described as the “dictatorial regime” of Lieutenant Colonel Yakubu Gowon, the Federal leader of Nigeria, and on the heavy burden of leading the secession.