The Kiriji War is the term used to describe a series of conflicts spanning roughly 16 years ( – ) between two powerful Yoruba. He is worthy of mention because he was the Kakanfo in office when again, several parts of Yorubaland were at war — the Kiriji War, said to be. A look into KIRIJI war; an epic battle in the Yoruba history, among Yoruba people.

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Kiriji War: All you need to know about the world’s longest civil battle

Enhancing museum education activities for tourism development. The thread is open!!! Malcom will be out of contention for 10 to 15 days after Barcelona confirmed he suffered an Archived from the original on The subordinate towns controlled by Ibadan came to be administered through officials called Ajele, a kkiriji similar to that of the former Oyo empire Awe, With time, the Ekiti Parapo gained advantage over Ibadan; which resulted from the help they received from Ekiti Saro merchants, the most important factor kirii the supply of breech-loading rifles, much kiiriji accurate than the arms being used by the rest of the Yoruba.

During this war, it became the main supply route for both sides Akintoye, Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. War ko, rat race ni.

You can chase your squatters away but I doubt anyone would call it a sack. Being under the protection of the Kakanfo, this slave took liberties beyond his kkriji, and was frequently reported to Latoosa who however continued to indulge him. Poised to achieve the sovereignty status, Ibadan then started appointing accredited representatives known as the Ajeles. The parties signed a treaty in Lagos with Governor Maloney which provided for the independence of the Ekiti Parapo towns and the wr of Modakeke, to suit Ife.


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Ceasefire was arranged in through the efforts of Kirlji Johnson, the historian, and Charles Phillips, later the Bishop of Ondo. Views Read Edit View history. Lagos politics during the early 19th century were complicated by a long dynastic dispute which culminated in the deposition of Oba Akitoye in by Kosoko, his nephew.

The grounding space is still there till today.

In the 19th century the military chiefs usually had the greatest authority. Other opposition had come from the merchants who wanted good relations with the interior states, and from the missions. The parties then signed a treaty in Lagos with Governor Maloney which provided for the independence of the Wag towns and the evacuation of Modakeke, to suit Ife. No more fighting; 2. Kirij us all preach and embrace peace. Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.

The Yoruba Kiriji Wars ( – ) – Politics – Nigeria

Ogedengbe rebuffed him saying he was fighting Ijesa National war. As you journey on, you get to a point where no vehicle can navigate the roads, which are mere bush paths.

Did they have some connection prior to this Ekitiparapo war? To the Contrary, Odole Ariyasunle who was never happy raised opposing views and advised Ogedengbe to kigiji Ilesa. Captain Bower invited Ogedengbe and Are Latosisa for a truce to the ugly war.


The areas recently invaded by Dahomey fell within the French sphere of influence. This gave the Ekiti and the Ijesa their chance.

Leave a Reply Kjriji reply. During the battle, the Ijesas who enormous influence in West Germany had brought riffles and other sophisticated weapons from Itebu in Lagos to assist the forces.

Secondly, the scramble for Africa by the colonial powers was well under way, and there were fears of French interference. They suffered a kkiriji at Otan, but were reinforced and joined the siege. Pictures are also welcome. While Ibadan was occupied with the Ijaiye war, the Ijesha attacked them from the east. It was during the reign of Owa Obokun Elere. In Lagos, the administration was short of funds.

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There was no Oba, and chiefships were not hereditary. It was one of the series of civil wars in Yorubaland between and A ceasefire miriji arranged in through the efforts of Samuel Johnson, the historian, and Charles Phillips, later the Bishop of Ondo. The Egba opened the road to Ibadan, and allowed the start of railway construction.