IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
Sources currently available to the DIRB do
not provide information on the training and command structure of
the guards employed in Benin Prison.
The attachments from Encyclopedia of the
Third World and The Europa World Year Book 1993 provide
information on the size of population of Benin City. Additional
information on this city is currently unavailable to the DIRB.
The attached section of Behind the
Wall, which provides information on Nigerian prisons, makes
reference to Benin Prison.
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.
Civil Liberties Organization. June
1991. Behind the Wall: A Report on Prison Conditions in Nigeria
and the Nigerian Prison System, pp. 1-16, 44.
The Europa World Year Book 1993.
1993. Vol. 2. London: Europa Publications Ltd., p. 2153.
Encyclopedia of the Third World.
1992. 4th ed. Vol. 2. Edited by George Thomas Kurian. New York:
Facts On File, p. 1433.
Amnesty International country file
Africa South of the Sahara.
Africa Contemporary Record
News from Africa Watch.
Africa Watch. October 1991. Nigeria
on the Eve of "Change": A Transition to What?
Countries of the World and their
Leaders Yearbook 1994. 1994.
Civil Liberties Organization (Lagos,
Nigeria). March 1991. The Executive Lawlessness in the Babangida