Information pertaining to the treatment of Islamic leaders [NGA26617.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

However, please see the attachments for information on the arrest and detention of members of a Nigerian Shiite Muslim group and its leader, Ibrahim Yakub El Zagzaki, since September 1996.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agence France Presse. 13 September 1996. "Leader of Shiite Fundamentalist Group Arrested." (NEXIS)

Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 15 July 1996. BC Cycle. "Nigerian Military to Tackle Moslem Fundamentalists." (NEXIS)

Radio Kudirat, Nigeria. 20 September 1996. "Opposition Radio Reports Soldiers in Kaduna Streets, over 50 Shot Dead." (BBC Summary 23 Sept. 1996/NEXIS)

Reuters North American Wire. 5 January 1997. BC Cycle. "Suspected Muslim Group Members Charged in Nigeria." (NEXIS)

_____. 29 September 1996. BC Cycle. "Nigerian Police Demolish Shiite Leader's House." (NEXIS)

The Washington Times. Final Edition.19 December 1996. "Muslim Fundamentalists Charged in Killings." (NEXIS)

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1996 to present.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1996 to present.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. 1996 to present.

DIRB Nigeria Country File. 1996 to present.

DIRB Nigeria Human Rights Information Package. 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996 to present.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1997.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1996.

News from Africa Watch [New York]. 1996.

West Africa [London]. 1996 to present.

On-line search of media sources.