Information on a Social Democratic Party (SDP) meeting held at the Arize Primary School in Benin City on or about 15 April 1996 during which 20 participants were arrested by soldiers, and on an SDP meeting held on or about 5 June 1996 at Dredo Girls College in Benin City [NGA25316.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topics could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1996.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1996.

DIRB Nigeria country file 1996.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1996.

West Africa [London]. 1996.

On-line search of media articles.