The United States has returned 23 looted artefacts to Nigeria.
“These artefacts are intrinsic to the culture that produced them. A people ought not be denied the works of their forebears. It is in the light of this that we are delighted with today’s repatriation.”
The items are part of thousands of artworks known as the Benin Bronzes stolen from the Benin Kingdom in 1897. Nigeria is set to receive more such artefacts from The Netherlands, the UK and Germany.