Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), Badagry

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Gberefu Island also known as Point of No Return is a populated historical island located in Badagry, a town and local government area of Lagos State, South-Western Nigeria. Symbolized by two poles slightly slanted towards each other and facing the Atlantic Ocean, the island was a major slave port after it was opened in 1473 during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade era. According to Nigerian historians, as many as 10,000 slaves were believed to have been shipped to the Americas between 1518 and 1880 from the island.PeopleGberefu Island is headed by a chief and it is also made up of ten communities including Daloko, Hungbo, Fowler, Gbogbobawa, Sukena, Hausa, Gbaragada, Konfidame, Yovoyan and Ilaje most of which are farmers and fishermen. The Ilajes, Eguns and some Ghanians form the three major tribes occupying the island.TourismSince Gberefu Island is an historic site, it has attracted several tourists around the world thereby increasing its notability. According to a 2015 statistics released on The Guardian, a total number of 3,634 people visited the island in 6 months.
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  • A place one should visit. Mr Simon ‘cornerstone’ did good showing us around and kudos to Mr Temitope too 👍🏿. Surprising to know we were the slave coast🤷🏿‍♂️😳 
    A place one should visit. Mr Simon ‘cornerstone’ did good showing us around and kudos to Mr Temitope too 👍🏿. Surprising to know we were the slave coast🤷🏿‍♂️😳  more »
  • I walk on the slave route and was a part of history. Gberefu Point of no return is the reminder of history. This place is full of slave history that I treasure. I appreciate the experience. 
    I walk on the slave route and was a part of history. Gberefu Point of no return is the reminder of history. This place is full of slave history that I treasure. I appreciate the experience.  more »

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