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Nigerian's saddened over the sale of stolen Igbo status for N85.6m

Igbo Alusi Status

Nigerian's are saddened over the sale of looted status belonging to the Igbo community.

⁣The Status which is labelled “ A couple of Igbo figures Which Attributes to the Akwa Masters” was auctioned on Monday despite argument surrounding how to company got the status.


China Okeke-Agulu  A professor of African and American Diaspora Art, over the weeks have lunched a campaign to stop the sale of the statues, Igbo Alusi Figures.

According to him, he believed that the status were stolen out of local artifacts stolen from the Igbo land where they were made while ⁣those living in the region “Igbo natives” where locked in the civil war with the Nigerian Government between 1967 and 1970.

"These artworks are stained with the blood of Biafra’s children" ,Okeke-Agulu wrote in an Instagram post on June 6.⁣

However, Christie’s said it doesn’t believe the statues were acquired illegally by Jacques Kerchache , the French collector that owned them.⁣

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