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The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852

Treaty of lagos

Before the Britain’s intervention of Lagos (also known as the Bombardment of Lagos ) in 1851, Lagos has been a main port for slave trading activities, under the rule of Oba Kosoko. Britain fought hard to abolish the slave trade in Lagos but due to some reasons connected with Oba Kosoko, the mission was not accomplished. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft as the consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, whereas Lagos was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, this made it possible and easier to dethrone Oba Kosoko (because he was an hindrance to the abolition of slave trade in Lagos) and the installation of Oba Akitoye. Continue reading The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852

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