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Fulani Jihad in Nigeria: History Review, Lessons and Why Nigerians must Act.

The current rate of killings in Nigeria being perpetrated by Armed Fulani Herdsmen calls for action and sober reflections among well meaning Nigerians. Nigerians need to rise up against this genocide being perpetrated against them and the undesirable silence of their government to protect them.

The attached documents are the works of Nigerian intellectuals on a historic review of the implications of the past Fulani jihad and the impending present and future Jihad. The Nigerian Government has claimed that the killer Fulani Herdsmen are Foreigners and the testimony of victims and communities that have suffered different attacks and killings also claim the killers spoke French and another strange language.

The questions then are:

Is Nigeria under Foreign invasion by Fulani Herdsmen from other parts of Africa.?

Why has the Nigerian Government failed to bring the Killer Fulani Herdsmen to justice.?

Why are the present Fulani Herdsmen attacking Christian and non Fulani Muslim communities.?

Is there a grande and hidden conspiracy against the Nigerian People?

Historical Review By African Research Review:

The Fulani Jihad (1804-1810) led by Shehu, Uthman Dan Fodio was successfully prosecuted against the established Hausa dynasty in Northern Nigeria. It led to the emergence of a theocratic state, the Sokoto Caliphate, which was administered largely as a federation, due to its wide expanse and diverse composition of its people. The causes, management and impact of the Jihad as well as important lessons for national integration and development

in contemporary Nigerian political life form the basic themes of this paper. Key words: Jihad, Integration, Theocracy, National Development, Caliphate Introduction The Fulani Jihad (1804-1810), had its heart and beginning in Gobir. It should be noted that the very essence of the Jihad against established Hausa dynasty was in itself a revolution in relationship between the Hausa and the Fulanis. It is informative to note that Islam was introduced into Hausa land about the 14th century by foreign Mallams and merchants, such as Wagara Arabs and the Fulanis (Adeleye 1971:560; Afe 2003:23; Hill,2009:8). The latter group

(Fulani’s) was said to have migrated over the centuries from Futa-Toro area in present day Senegal.


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