The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has taken to his Facebook page to condemn the religious suppression under which Africans have been subjected to by the whites.
He was reacting to the recent apology made by Lloyd’s Of London and the Bank Of England, on the role they played in aiding Slavery and racism where they said:
“We are sorry for the role played by the Lloyd’s market in the 18th and 19th Century slave trade – an appalling and shameful period of English history, as well as our own,” Lloyd’s said in a statement on Thursday.
“Recent events have shone a spotlight on the inequality that black people have experienced over many years as a result of systematic and structural racism that has existed in many aspects of society and unleashed difficult conversations that were long overdue,” it added.
Lloyd’s grew to dominate the shipping insurance market, a key element of Europe’s global scramble for empire, treasure and slaves, who were usually in the 18th Century included in insurance policies in the general rate for ship cargo.
In his words he said:
They gave us Bible with one hand and took us as slaves with the other hand, now they’re apologising.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK