Badagry Slave Route, Point of No Return (Gbeferu Island), From The Skies - Pulse TV Drone Stories
View Badagry Slave Route, aka Point of No Return (Gbeferu Island), from the skies as Pulse Drone Stories takes you through the historical Mobee Royal Family museum and town which is popular for the 16th Century Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
Beyond the Badagry marina is a historic Island where slaves were held before being sold during the dark days of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade,
Today, nothing betrays the agony of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade that occurred over 400 years ago on the Island off Badagry known as the Point of No Return.
The shoreline of the Gbeferu Island has become a relaxation spot for tourists while speedboat drivers wait eagerly to take curious tourists on a voyage across the lagoon that relives the most inhumane slave trade ever recorded in the continent.
Badagry is home to many historical sites in Nigeria especially during the slave trade days.
The Point of no Return holds the record of one of the most brutal act meted out to the slaves during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Over 400 years ago, dispirited men, women and children plied the slave route at Badagry, now called Point of no Return to an unknown fate.
After spending days, weeks, and months in the Brazilian Slave Baracoon (cell or jail) which is the only extant slave cell built by foreigners in Badagry and also situated along the Marina - the slaves were conveyed across the lagoon to an indefinite destination where their fates were finally sealed.
The Badagry Slave Route road is characterised by loose sand.
Back in the days, the slaves were made to walk the journey as they were being led to the Point of No Return where middlemen waited to ferry them by canoe to the middle of the sea where the slave raiders who would be the final buyers in Europe and the Americans
will further transport them to other parts of the world by ship.
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