The abduction and killing of a particular individual around 23 May 2000 in connection with the Ife/Modakeke dispute [NGA35926.E]

Communal fighting between the Ife and the Modakeke which left about 35 people dead and 50 others injured was reported in the month of May 2000 (Panafrican News 29 May 2000; AFP 5 May 2000; P.M. News 5 May 2000). For additional information on the Ife/Modakeke conflict, please the numerous Responses available on the topic.

Specific reference to the abduction and death of a particular individual could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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). 5 May 2000. "Nouveaux affrontements entre les habitants d'Ife et Modakeke: 25 morts." (NEXIS)

Panafrican News Agency (PANA). "Nigeria: Communal Fighting Resumes in Ife, Modakeke." (Africa News/NEXIS)

P.M. News (Lagos). 5 May 2000. Adeolu Adeyemo/Osogbo. "Ife/Modakeke War Death Toll Hits 35." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa News Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series.

Amnesty International Report 1999-2000.

Country Reports for 1998-1999.

Keesing's Record of World Events.


Resource Centre. Country File. Nigeria.

West Africa.

Search Engines including:




Internet sites including:

All Africa News

Itsekiri Survival Movement

Post Express Wired