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Telegram 432 From the Embassy in Nigeria to the Department of State, January 15, 1970, 1703Z

US Government State Department


January 15, 1970, 1703Z

The telegram reported on conditions in the former Biafran enclave. There was no misbehavior of Federal troops, no evidence of guerrilla activity by Biafrans, and no pockets of serious malnutrition. There was a fragmentary report that food and drugs were needed at Orlu, but there was puzzlement over the failure to find areas of serious malnutrition.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL 23-9 Nigeria. Secret; Immediate. Repeated priority to London. Also repeated to Paris, Geneva, USUN.

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