This is worth your reading especially students of history that is highly needed to forge ahead as true Yoruba sons and daughters.
This piece was written by Prince ADEOGO for the benefits of every Nigerians to know where we were coming from, where we are and the future ahead of us.
Omo Yoruba Ogun Foolani ti De. WE SAY NO TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RUGA, ACQUISITION OF LANDS FOR LIVE STOCKS INTERVENTION, GRACING ROUTE OR GRABBING OF SOUTHERN LANDS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FOOLANI EXPANSIONIST AGENDA IN ANY FORM. REARING OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS IS A PRIVATE BUSINESS
How Uthman Dan Fodio/Foolani Grabbed Land from Hausa, Kanuri. This is why history must be taught in our schools. Those who neglect History are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The story is told of how King Yunfa, the Hausa Sarki in Gobir (now called Sokoto) hosted a Fulani immigrant called Usman Dan Fodiyo and his group in February 1804, as a result of this and since 1808 the whole of the northern region lost its kingdoms and were replaced by Fulani emirates.
King Yunfa is said to have been killed in 1808 and the Fulani warrior (Usman Dan Fodiyo) established Sokoto caliphate, making himself Sultan.
Gradually, other Hausa kingdoms were pillaged and taken over by the Fulani emirs including all the kingdoms ruled by Queen Amina of Zazzau… Little wonder, the Emirate throne of Zaria today is ruled by Fulani Families which Usman Dan Fodio placed on throne as a reward to his Soldiers.
The ethnic groups in the core north were the first victims of Fulani imperialism, a venture that occurred because the people were given access to grazing land as a result of the hospitality of the hosts.
They however failed to overrun the Bornu and Jukun kingdoms , so the Shehu of Bornu and Aku Uka remains paramount till today!
The Afonja dynasty compromised by allowing a Fulani warrior known as Janta Alimi to settle in Ilorin, the Fulani guerrillas killed Afonja in 1824
And Ilorin, a Yoruba town under the Oyo empire, fell into Fulani hands, becoming an emirate under Sokoto caliphate till today! Even the attempts of the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) to revert to status quo ante and crown an Onilorin of Ilorin became an exercise in futility.
The Yoruba warriors got wise and defeated the Fulani jihadists in Osogbo 1840, if this didn’t happevn there would most likely have been Fulani “emirs” as rulers in Oyo Alaafin, Ibadan, Owo, Oshogbo, Ede, Ado, and Igede Ekiti today!
Fulanis are like Bears. Unless resisted, it’s strategy is to get close to the victim, caress the victim and then squize the victim to death in a bear hug.
Alimi went to Oyo as a peaceful itinerant preacher, befriended the Empire, explored the constitutional weakness that gave so much power to Are Onakanfo. After ‘assisting’ Are Ona Kankanfo to levy war on Alaafin and sacking Oyo Empire, they killed Afonja to install their own emir at Ilorin and Yoruba lost Ilorin for the past 210 years.
If the Bini Kingdom did not fight and repel the jihadists, they would have penetrated the Edo/Delta region beyond the present day Edo North Senatorial District which gave in and allowed the jihadists to overrun & islamize them.
Along with some ignorant folk most of them are now angling for grazing areas and a corridor through the entire federation. These grazing areas will in future become Fulani settlements, later communities and finally local government areas with elected officials.