The messages apparently contain many abbreviations and codewords for both people and places. The message headers and address field already contain some of these abbreviations, sometimes as short form of the first or family names or as nicknames. Examples of outside addressing are: “for o from chris,” “for sjo from ao,” “for o from dr obonna,” “for ugwumba from cc.” etc.
The list of names given below is an expanded and reworked version of a similar list appearing in Appendix 6 (Bilaga 6) in Jan-Olof Grahn’s book “Om svensk signalspaning: Kalla kriget” (On Swedish signal intelligence: The Cold War). This new version, which will be maintained and updated when needed, is republished here with the permission of Jan-Olof Grahn.
Accsd (B) ? Achebe (B) This is most likely Chinua Achebe, who was one of Biafra's rowing ambassadors. Agbor (B) ? Akabogu (B), Major Major George Akabogu, commander of the airport at Uli Akpan, N.U. (B) Mr. Ntieyong Udo Akpan, Chief Secretary of the Biafran Military Government Aniebo 2/Lt. I.N.C. Aniebo. Lisbon. Controls DC-7 in Bissau? Ao (B) ? Ambrose (B) ? Arthur Commissioner Arthur Mbanefo Austine (B) ? Possibly either Okwesa or Okwu Ayinotu (B) ? Azikiwe, Nnamdi Former Nigerian president Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Biafran ambassador to some East African and Francophone countries. Also known as Zik. Azuka (L) ? Ben (B) Associated with Belgium. Speaks Ibo. Big Brother (B) B.B., President Houphouet-Boigny, Ivory Coast. CC (B) Lisbon, possibly Christopher C. Mojekwu, see Mojukwu Chigbo (B) Peter Chigbo, Permanent Secretary of the Biafran Ministry of Information and Propaganda Chiji (B) Paris, see Chijioke I. Dike Chris (B) Lisbon. Possibly Christopher Onyekwelu, Biafra's financial representative in Europe Chukwu (B) ? Ajulu Chukwu? Lisbon? CJ (B) London? "The CJ" Cookey, S.J.S. Dr. Sylvanus John Sodienye Cookey, Commissioner Special Duties Dike, C.I. Chijioke I. Dike, Biafra's special representative in Paris Dike, Kenneth Dr. Kenneth O. Dike, rowing ambassador in France and former French colonies, special representative in Ivory Coast Drokigbo Dr. Okigbo, Drok, Paris Edozien (B) ? Might possibly be Joseph Chike Edozien Eke, Ifegwu (B) Dr. Ifegwu Eke, Commissioner for Information, (New York?) Ekwensi Mr. Cyprian Ekwensi, author and leader of the foreign section of the Biafran Ministry of Information and Propaganda Ellah most likely Mr. Francis Ellah who was first an envoy to the UK and later worked in the Biafran Ministry of Transport and Communication. The name is linked with the address 30 Collingham Gardens, London; the Biafran Mission in London. Emodi (B) ? Lisbon? EN Lisbon?, possibly Ebgert Nwogu who was based in Lisbon Eni (B) Stationed in Addis Ababa? Enwerem (B) ? Eronini, Rufus (B) ? Rufus Eronini, London? Linked with Yugoslavia. Eyoma Mr. Eyoma Ita Eyoma, Biafra's special envoy in Stockholm Ezenwa (B) ? Lisbon? FE (B) London? Finecountry Chief Lionel Finecountry, senior Nigerian and Biafran police officer Hamilton (B) ? HE Ojukwu (His Excellency), see Ojukwu HY (B) ? Ibiam Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam, Governor of the Eastern Region, Iheaku (B) ? IK (B) Lisbon. Identical to Ikpa? Ikpa, O.U. (B) Ochea Uduma Ikpa, Deputy Permanent Secretary in Lisbon Ilho, Moses Moses Iloh, head of Biafran Red Cross Ilunga Dr. Agostinho Ilunga, Biafran Liaison Officer in Lisbon Iwunze ? Working with Chris in Lisbon K (B) See Ignatius Kogbara Kogbara, Ignatius Mr. Ignatius Kogbara, Ambassador to UK, based in London Lemeh, Charles Dr. Charles N. Lemeh, Biafran representative in New York. Address: 342 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 Luke Biafra's representative in Frankfurt, moved later to Bonn Madiebo, Mrs. (B) Mrs. Madiebo, wife of Alexander Madiebo, the Biafran Army Chief of Staff Maduako (B) ? Mallock Pilot associated with Ian Smith in Rhodesia Manekeh (B) ? Matarrese (B) ? Connected to the Biafran office in Rome Mbadiwe Dr. Kingsley Ozuomba Mbadiwe, in London, travels to USA Mbanefo, L (B) Chief Justice Sir Louis Mbanefo Mbu Matthew Tawo Mbu, the Biafran Foreign Minister, travelling in Europe, stationed in Lisbon Mezu Dr. Sebastian Okechukwu Mezu, Biafran Ambassador to Abidjan, Ivory Coast Mojekwu Christopher C. Mojekwu, Colonel Ojukwu's cousin and Internal Affairs Minister, who was based in Lisbon Monu (B) ? Ngwube (B) Possibly Mr. Douglas Ngwube one of Colonel Ojukwu's advicers Njoku Professor Eni Njoku or B. Chinweoke Njoku Nkele ? Nnachi (B) ? Nnubia, Dr. (B) Dr. Nnubia ? NO Ojukwu Nwadikwa (B) ? Lisbon? Nwakoby Raphael Nwakoby, member of the Biafran Mission in USA Nwanze (B) George Nwanze, Ojukwu's cabinet secretary Nwogu (B) Egbert Nwogu, Biafran representative based in Lisbon. Nwokedi, F.C. (B) Francis Charles Nwokedi, special advisor to Ojukwu. Former head of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of External Affairs Nwokoye, C.O. Administrative assistant in Stockholm Obi Luke Obi, chief political officer, Biafran Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stationed in Sao Tome? Can also be Eric Obi, the Biafran representative in Sao Tome. Obonna (B) Dr., most likely Dr. Aaron N.C. Ogbonna, envoy in West Germany and stationed in Frankfurt Odeluga (B) ? Odogwu, Sonny (B) Dr. Sonny Iwedike Odogwu Ofong, Chidi Chidi Ofong, was a Biafran emissary at their Embassy in London at 83 Queens Gate. Ofurum (B) ? Might be Sebatian Ofurum, Radio Biafra Ogbula (B) ? Oji Associated with the Food for Peace program? Ojukwu (L) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Lieutenant-Colonel, later General Okagbue Ben Okagbue, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information. Okezie (B) ? Okigbo, Pius Dr Pius Okigbo, economist, stationed in London. Commissioner of Ecomomy. Also known as Drok, see Drokigbo Okwesa, Austine Lisbon? Associated with Aniebo Okwu, Austine Austine S.O. Okwu, based in Tanzania. Special representative to East and Central Africa Okwuosa, F.C. (B) F.C. Okwuosa, manning the Dutch sub-post under the command of Ignatius Kogbara in London Oluonye (B) Paul and Peter Oluonye, civil engineers andtwin brothers of Gabriel Ikemefuna Oluonye Onah, Joseph (B) Dr. Joseph Onah, General Secretary of the Biafra Union of Italy. Onejeme (B) Dr. Andrew Nwibe Onejeme, Washington. Based in New York at 342 Madison Avenue, Suite 814 Onubogu (B) Harold N. Onubogu, stationed in Lisbon and responsible for weapons procurement Onunaku (B) ? Onwadike (B) ? Onyegbula Godwin Alaoma Onyegbula, Biafran Foreign Minister Orakposi (B) ? Otue (B) Dr. Nwonye Otue, Medical Doctor, Biafran Representative, envoy to Canada. Based in New York at 342 Madison Avenue, Suite 814, New York Pighead (L) 3 Paanch Street Gooner (explosives) Preston, Bernhard Bernhard Preston, executive of Markpress in Geneva, was responsible for the Biafran public relation project. Markpress, owned by the American William Bernhardt, was Biafra's international press and public relations firm. Ralph (B) "Counterpart at Ghana's embassy," or possibly Ralph Uwechue Biafra's envoy to France. Sjo (B) ? Tagbo (B) Onyekwelu, most likely Christopher Onyekwelu, the brother-in-law of Colonel Ojukwu and Briafra's financial representative in Europe Tony (B) Possibly Colonel Tony Eze Uche (B) Dr. Uche, London? Udoaffia Most likely James Udo-Affia. Commissioner in Paris? Ufomadu (B) ? Ugboma Most likely Michael Ugboma, Biafran representative Ugbo (B) ? Ugoh, Sylvester Mr. Sylvester U. Ugoh, the Governor of the Bank of Biafra Ugwa (B) ? Ugwumba (L) Austin Ugwumba, Head of the Biafran Civil Service. Involved in weapon sales Ugztma (B) ? Unachukwu (B) Member of Biafra's mission in Lisbon, later their representative in Sao Tome Unegbu (B) ? Zik See Azikiwi Zimmer Associated with Arthur Zo (L) ? (B) = Normally appearing in Biscaia messages (L) = Normally appearing in Luanda/3 messages
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