Nigeria: Twin Stalemates

Harold Wilson paid a four-day call on Nigeria last week, his R.A.F. VC-10 borne from London to Lagos on symbolic currents of hope that the British Prime Minister can somehow nudge one of the world's wars toward a negotiating table.

After nearly two years, Nigerians and rebellious Biafrans are close to stalemate. Nigerian troops are liberally supplied by both the British and the Russians with jet planes, mortars, armored cars and guns; but up to now they have often used the equipment like dilettantes. The outgunned, outmanned Biafrans have retreated to advantageously familiar...

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