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Tribal Disputes

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what is the present position of the dispute between the Oni of Ife in Nigeria and the Modakekes respecting Ishakole; and what action has been taken to secure an equitable and satisfactory settlement;

(2) how many arrests have taken place in Ijebu-Rems and Ishua in Benin arising from the disturbances in those areas; what is the position respecting the Olishua in Ishua; and what steps have been taken to secure effectual settlement of the grievances underlying the disturbances.

The Governor has been asked for a report on the matters raised, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend when his reply has been received.