British troops occupy Benin in protest at human sacrifices

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Historical Context Note

British troops occupy Benin, which was then viewed as an area of south-western Nigeria. This comes about after a British consul and his colleagues, who had undertaken an expedition to investigate reports of ritual human sacrifices in the region, are massacred.
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Editors. "British troops occupy Benin in protest at human sacrifices". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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