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Nigeria: Information on the Ife-Modakeke conflict/crisis in January 2000 during which elders were killed in Modakeke

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 15 November 2001
Citation / Document Symbol NGA38041.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nigeria: Information on the Ife-Modakeke conflict/crisis in January 2000 during which elders were killed in Modakeke, 15 November 2001, NGA38041.E, available at: [accessed 28 May 2016]
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No mention of any conflicts or clashes in Ife or Modakeke in January 2000 or of elders killed in Modakeke could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

There were, however, several reports of clashes between the Ife and Modakeke groups in other months of 2000 (Country Reports 2000 2001, Section 5; IRIN 6 Mar. 2000; P.M. News 5 April 2000; AFP 10 Sept. 2001). For details on these clashes please see previous responses on this topic.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agence France Presse (AFP) [Paris]. 10 September 2001. Peter Cunliffe-Jones. "Nigeria: AFP Says More Than 6000 Dead Since Return to Civilian Rule." (FBIS-AFR-2001-0910 12 Sept. 2001/WNC) [Accessed 5 November 2001]

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN). 6 March 2000. "IRIN Update 669 of Events in West Africa." [Accessed 8 November 2001]

P.M. News [Lagos]. 5 April 2000. Opeyemi Omotayo. "Nigeria; Ife/Modakeke War Resumes." (NEXIS)

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2000. 2001. United States Department of State. [Accessed 8 November 2001]

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

Africa Confidential 1999-2001.

Africa Research Bulletin 1999-2001.

Africa South of the Sahara. 2000.

Keesings Record of World Events 2000.



Internet sites including:

Amnesty International

The Guardian

Human Rights Watch

Nigeria News


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