The traditional leader of Kokori, a village near Sapele in Delta State in 1999; whether the leader died in 1999; whether he was replaced; the ethnicity of the village [NGA35772.E]

No reports on the traditional leader of Kokori in Delta State in 1999 could be found in the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

A paper published on the internet by the Urhobo Historical Society indicates that the people of Kokori are Urhobo, who comprise 53 per cent of the population of the Niger Delta region (n.d.).

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 see below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Urhobo Historical Society. n.p. Professor Onigu Otite. "Fifty Years Mukoro Mowoe." http://www/waadp/prgBiographies/Mowoe/Lectures/Mowoe_otite.htm [Accessed: 21 Dec. 2000]

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,

Africa News.

Religious Freedom.

Post Express Wired.