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Biafra - Nigeria / Incident #199632

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 13, 1968
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(Studio) Red Cross mercy flights to Biafra suspended due to fighting near landing strips. Rptd. 6,000 dying per day of starvation. Nigerians surround 5,000 square mile held by Biafrans. Film report of incident done by British television cameraman.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nigeria) Young Ibo tribesmen captured by Nigerians and questioned. [IBO - says not Biafran soldier.] Says he opposes Biafran secession. [NIGERIAN - says won't kill him, but will question him.] [REPORTER - tells Ibo he will be all right.] [NIGERIAN - questions Ibo further.] [IBO - says he is civilian. He tells captain Biafrans have killed his family.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Film shown on British and American television and shown to some Nigerian representatives, who were angry because they've tried to convince Biafrans they wouldn't be shot if arrested. Nigerian quoted above arrested and court martialed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nigeria) Penalty was death by Nigerian firing squad. Film shows execution.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner Narrates

(Studio) Film like this only shown when they're instructive or preventive, of overwhelming interest and bring home nature of inconceivable news story. Film fits latter condition.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Schakne, Robert

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