How 1,130 looted Benin Bronzes got to Germany

By Rotimi Ijikanmi

The Federal Government has said many of the 1,130 looted Benin Bronzes to be repatriated to Nigeria from Germany got to German public institutions via trade and donations.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture said this on Friday in Berlin during the signing of a historic joint declaration between Nigeria and Germany.

The signing of the joint declaration according to the minister, will pave the way for the return of the 1,130 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria,

A statement issued on the ceremony in Berlin made available to newsmen in Abuja, said that Mohammed, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada signed for Nigeria.


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