Kebbi Emir seeks return of historic artifacts stolen by British Gov’t


Kebbi Emir seeks return of historic artefacts stolen by British Gov’t

The Emir of Argungu in Kebbi State, Alhaji Samaila Mera, has appealed to the British Government to return some of the historic artefacts of the former Kebbi Kingdom missing during the colonial era.

Alhaji Mera made the appeal when he received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Cantriona Laing in his palace in Argungu on Wednesday.

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Represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, High Chief of the Argungu Emirate Council, he explained that some of the old artefacts went missing during the colonial rule in the kingdom.

“I want to make this request and appeal to the British Government to please, help us to return all our missing artefacts to Kabi Royal Palace,” he said.

The Emir also condoled the British Government and her people over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

He noted that the history of Nigeria would not be complete without mentioning the role of the United Kingdom.

Earlier, Laing appreciated the warm reception accorded her and her team at the Emir’s palace.

She explained that the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, had told her many things about the state in the areas of the economy, history, and how the state was united by the peculiarity of existential four emirates.

The commissioner also visited the Kanta Museum, and Wacot Rice Mill in Argungu, where she interacted with the management and staff of the company.