Traditional ruler of Benin receives looted treasures

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The Nigerian government has returned two bronze statues to a traditional ruler in Benin City.

The treasures, a bronze cockerel and a king's bust, were looted by British soldiers when they ransacked the region in 1897.

The ceremony was attended by royal guests and traditional chiefs.

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