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
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19242, accessed 24 June 2017.]