Germans Loot Nigerian Artefacts

24 Feb 2012 12:34 PM | Anonymous

Germans Loot Nigerian Artefacts

Kelvin Alohan's picture

While the federal government is locked in a losing war with oil thieves, a professional group has raised the alarm about “artefact thieves” who are quietly plundering national monuments valued at millions of dollars yearly.

The president of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria (AAN), Dr. Zacharys Gundu, stated yesterday that artefact looting was third on the global scam scale after drugs and arms.

Visiting German archaeologists posing as researchers were mainly responsible for the crime, Gundu said during a visit to LEADERSHIP.

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