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Telegram 177998 from the Department of State to the Embassy in Ivory

US Government State Department


Newsom expressed his concern that Ojukwu might seek asylum in the United States, which could do much harm to relations with Nigeria.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL 30 Nigeria. Confidential; priority; Limdis. Drafted by Kontos (AF/AFR-N), cleared in (AF/W), and approved by Newsom.

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