NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 15A

  Chapter 11   Personal Injuries   Method of Investigation   It was considered expedient that direct approach to the medical personnel who treated the victims of the disturbances would yield the most reliable results.   Since the purpose of the Tribunal was for perpetuation of testimony, it was appropriate to bring to bear the…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 14B

Witness:          Dr. E.C. Okoye Day:                13 Figure:             1,000 (Sept)   Grounds for credibility: Witness got this figure from a policeman who had opportunity of going round the town. This was up to 30th September.   Witness:          Mrs. A.N. Ishie Day:                34 Figure:             67 (May)   Grounds for credibility: Ward…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 14A

  Chapter 10   Extent of Loss of Life   The ascertainment of this was a herculean and probably impossible task.   The Nigerian authorities had made no effort to issue any figures which would inspire any confidence in their accuracy. They had rather engaged themselves in denying estimates of the dead given by other…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 12

  Chapter 7   Revolting Aspects of the Pogrom   Under this head we deal with what we consider the sinister aspects of the pogrom. Firstly, the planning and organisation of the pogrom. We have dwelt with this at length in the previous pages. Secondly the false sense of security to which the Authorities lured…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 11

  Chapter 6   The Spread of the Pogrom to all Parts of Northern Nigeria and to some Towns of Southern Nigeria in September and October, 1966   The May riots affected mainly the Hausa/Fulani areas of Northern Nigeria. It did not affect the Bornu Emirate to the North-East, the area commonly called the Middle…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 10

  Chapter 5   Influence From Kaduna   We have dealt with the evidence which showed that Kaduna inspite of its being the capital territory had its share of killings and looting. Under this head we propose to discuss certain forces at Kaduna whose influence was felt throughout Northern Nigeria.   Military Governor of Northern…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 8

  There is evidence before us which tends to implicate the then British High Commissioner Sir Francis Cumming-Bruce. He was the British High Commissioner in Nigeria for the greater part of 1966 and held the post at least as from 1964. He was based in Lagos like all other ambassadors. Lagos was and still is…