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3 November 1966

Nigeria Government Gazette supplement dated 1966-11-03 number 101 part A

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 Supplement to Official Gazette No. 101, Vol. 53, 3rd November, 1966—PartA


     STATE SECURITY (DETENTION OF PERSONS) (No. 11)
                      DECREE 1966




                             Decree No. 64

                                                         [11th September 1966]    Commence-
                       :                          ,                               ment.

     WHEREAS I; LiecTenant-CoLONEL Yakusu Gowon, Head of the
Federal MilitaryGovernment, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces,
amsatisfied that the arrest and detention of*the person specified in the
Schedule hereto as at the date of commencement Nereof is in the interest
of the security of Nigeria andit is expedient to make this Decree accordingly:
     NOWTHEREFORE THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT
hereby decrees that-—
     1. The person so specified shall be detained for a period not exceeding      powerto
six months from the date of the commencementofthis Decree in such place           detain
or places as the Head of the Federal Military Government may from time to         Persons.
time direct either generally or specifically, and the person so detained shall
be liable to be removed to and be detained there under conditions as to
confinement including the like conditions as to maintenance, discipline
and punishment for breaches of discipline, as may from time to time be
imposedin respectof persons duly convicted of an offence by’a courtoflaw.
    2. The provisions of sections 2 to 6 of the State Security (Detention of      Application
Persons) Decree 1966 (which inter alia provide for the making of represent-       of certain _
ations by persons detained; to tribunals specially constituted and for the        ett of
suspension of certain provisions of the Constitution of the Federation) shall     5 ecurity
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apply to this Decree as they apply to the aforesaid Decree of 1966 and they       (Detention -
shall be construed accordingly.                                                   of Persons) <
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    3. ‘This Decree maybecited as the State Security (Detentionof Persons)        Citation and
(No. 11) Decree 1966, and shall be deemed to have come into operation on          commence~
the 11th of September, 1966.                                                      ment.
                         SCHEDULE                                     Section 1
      James Walter Emembolu
    AMIAcE at Lagos this 31st day of October 1966.
                                   LIBUTENANT-COLONEL Yaktsu Gowon,
               -                   Head of the Federal Military Government,
                   "               Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces,
                                             Federation of Nigeria
 PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
   AND PRINTED BY TITE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, PRINTING Division, LAGOS
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