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Kebbi emir begs British government to return stolen artefacts

The emir explained that some of the old artefacts went missing during the colonial rule in the kingdom.

• September 21, 2022
The Emir of Argungu, Kebbi State, Samaila Mera

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

“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,” Mr Mera said when he received British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, in his palace on Wednesday.

Represented by Ibrahim Hassan, the high chief of the Argungu Emirate Council, the emir explained that some of the old artefacts went missing during the colonial rule in the kingdom.

He also condoled the British government and its people over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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

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

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

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


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