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21 April 1966

Nigeria Government Gazette supplement dated 1966-04-21 number 40 part A

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   Supplement to Official Gazette Extraordinary No. 40, Volum
                                                              e 53, 21st April,"
                                                                   1966—Part A

                         DECREE 1966

                               Decree No. 26

                                                            [19th -dpril, 1966]    Commence-
      WHEREASI, Major-GENERAL JOHNSON                                              ment.
                                      ‘THOMAs- UMvNAKWE ActryI-
 Irons!,  Head of the Federal Military Government,
 of the Armed Forces, am satisfied that the arres     Supreme Commander
 persons specified in the Schedule hereto before theand the detention of the
 in the inter                                        date of this Decree are
            est of the security of Nigeria and it is expe
 Decree accordingly: -                                    dient to make this

                                L MILITARY GOVERN-
| MENT herebydecrees that—
      1. The personsso specified shall be detained
 six months from the date of this Decree in        for a period not exceeding      Powerto
                                            such place or places as the Head       detain 2
 of the Federal Military Government may from time
generally or specifically, and the persons             to time direct either       persons,
                                           so detained shall be liable to be
removed to and be detained there unde
                                           r conditions as to confinement
including the  like conditions as: to maintenance, discipline
for breaches ofdiscipline, as mayfron:                        and punishment
                                           time to time be imposed in respect
of personsduly convicted of an offence by a court
                                                   oflaw.        2
     2. The provisions of sections 2 to'6 of
Persons) Decree: 1966 (which inter alia the State Security (Detention of          Application
                                             provide for representations by
persons detained to tribunalsspecially constitu                                   ofcertain
certain provisions of the Constitution          ted and for the suspension of     provisions of
                                       of the Federation) shall apply to this     the State
Decree as they apply to the aforesaid                                             Security
                                      Decree of 1966, and they shall be
construed accordingly.                                                            (Detention
                                                             .                    of Persons)
                                                                                  Decree 1966
                                                                                  Decree No. 3.
     3. This Decree may becited as the State
(No. 6) Decree 1966                          Security (Detention of Persons)      Citation and
                    and shall haveeffect as set out herein and
out Nigeria.                                                   apply through-     application.
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