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March 20, 2021

Adebayo & Ojukwu Prepare for War

Soundless news footage produced by Reuters News Archive capturing developments in the Western and Eastern regions of Nigeria. Lt. Colonel Ojukwu insisted on greater autonomy for the East, and told a rally that weekend in the town of Uyo that as far as he was concerned the crisis was over. Colonel Adeyinka Adebayo addressed leaders of the Yoruba dominated Western region who were meeting in the city of Ibadan to discuss the West’s policy towards Nigeria’s future including the pressing matter of the threatened secession of the Igbo-dominated Eastern region led by Lt. Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu.