The Celestial Church of Christ in Kano, including the name of the pastor from 1989 to 1998; his current whereabouts; and incidents of clashes between Muslims and Celestial Christian Church members (1998 to January 2001) [NGA36169.E]

No mention of the Celestial Church of Christ in Kano could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Please consult NGA32382.E of 10 August 1999 and NGA34952.E of 22 September 2000 for information on Christians and their relationship with Muslims in Nigeria.

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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

IRB Databases


Research Directorate's Country File: Nigeria. 1998-2000

World News Connection (WNC)

Internet sites including:


Amnesty International

Daily Mail & Guardian [Johannesburg]. Search Engine

The Guardian [London]. Search Engine

Human Rights Watch Search Engine

Post Express [Lagos]. Search Engine


US Department of State. September 2000. 2000 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom.

Vanguard [Lagos]. Search Engine

Search engines including:


Fast Search