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February 3, 2020

Telegram 2674

By The Embassy in Nigeria

Telegram 2674 was written on March 26, 1969, and addressed to the Department of State. It documents Special Coordinator Clyde Fergusonʼs mission, including his meetings with Lieutenant Colonel Ojukwu, Military Governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria, and Major General Gowon, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council of Nigeria. Ojukwu refused to accept daylight relief flights but supported a new airstrip.