The Return Of Benin Bronzes:
The Benin Bronzes:
A true Edo citizen cannot wake up in the morning without thinking about the pains our ancestors suffered during the illegal invasion of Benin Kingdom by the British forces barely 125 years ago.
We were defeated as people.
Our kingdom destroyed.
Our city completely burnt down
Our Oba, Oba Ovonramwen was wickedly deposited to Calabar.
All the valuable Benin Artefacts, thousands years old artworks, thousands pieces of them were looted by the British invading forces.
Thank God they could not break our spirit, the kingdom is well and healthy, the spirit of the people remain strong.
The Oba of Benin, his Royal Majesty reigns on.
Oba ghator, okpere ise...
The children of the kingdom have come back to seek for justice, the starting point is the unconditional repatriation of the Benin Artefacts from different museums, institutions and individuals around the world to be return back to Benin Kingdom.
And all the returning artefacts must be put directly under the custody of the rightful owner, the Oba of Benin, his Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II.
This is the position of BARCO, the mouthpiece of all Edo people and Edo sympathisers worldwide.
Please join us, join BARCO.