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Telegram 60226 From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nigeria, Washington, April 8, 1971

US Government State Department


Washington, April 8, 1971

In a meeting with Secretary of State Rogers, Ambassadro Iyalla stated that he had returned from Lagos with instructions from Major General Gowon, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council of Nigeria, to protest the visa granted to C.C. MOJEKWU. Mojekwu could become a major problem in U.S-Nigerian relations as he was a chronic troublemaker likely to incite Nigerian students in the United States against the Federal Military Government (FMG).

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL Nigeria-U.S. Confidential. Drafted by FOLEY (AF/NI); cleared in AF, SCA, and S; and approved by Eliot. Repeated to Abidjan and Lisbon.

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