Gberefu Island (Point of No Return), Badagry

#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Lagos State
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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  • This place is having a great history of slavery but its not preserved well and it can be an tourist place if government can spend money. The place is inside Badagry. Its on seashore. No arrangement...  more »
  • Gberefu island have an historical story attached to it. It’s the point where slaves were shipped to unknown destination for slavery.  more »

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