Demonstrations in May 1998, in particular on 1 May 1998, in Benin City including arrests, if any [NGA31280.E]

No reports of a 1 May 1998 demonstration in Benin City could be found in 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 see below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

BBC News. 1 May 1998. "Nigeria Opposition Calls for May Day Election Protest."

[internet: http://www/[accessed: 1 May 1998.].

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [Oxford]. May 1998. Vol. 35. No. 4.

West Africa [London]. May 1998. Nos. 4190-4191.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases: Internet [http//[accessed 1 Mar. 1999], LEXIS/NEXIS, World News Connection.