Lokoja is a city located in Kogi State, Nigeria. It is the very first place where the British settled on arriving the country. The city of Lokoja is where River Benue and River Niger meets, this is evident in its nickname “the confluence centre”. History has it that Mungo Park (a Scottish surgeon and explorer who explored the African continent) explored River Niger in the 1830s before it became the very first commercial and administrative capital of Nigeria when Lord Lugard (a British soldier, mercenary and colonial administrator) became the governor General of the entire country Nigeria. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Lokoja was a centre for slave trade until the late Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther who was the leader of the then anti-slavery crusade in Nigeria planted the Iron of Liberty at a spot where slaves were set free in Lokoja.
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