C O N F I D E N T I A L ABUJA 002856
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/15/12
TAGS: PREL MOPS NI LI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: ECOWAS SECURITY ASSESSMENT REPORT: NEED
TO REFUTE ALLEGATION OF SUPPORT FOR LURD
REF: (A) ABUJA 02835
(B) STATE 167471
CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR HOWARD F. JETER; REASONS 1.5 (B)
Â¶1. (C) During an October 9 conversation on Cote d'Voire
(REF A), Ambassador Jeter reminded ECOWAS ExecSec Chambas
of our request for a public statement clarifying ECOWAS'
position on allegations in the draft military assessment
team's report on Liberia. More specifically, he asked
ECOWAS to confirm publicly that it did not endorse the
false rumors contained in the draft report alleging U.S.
and UK support to the LURD (REF B). Chambas thanked
Ambassador Jeter for the reminder and said he still planned
to attend to our request.