With the news of what has happened in Afghanistan in these past weeks, it is no secret that the world are still in shock as to how terrorists (The Taliban) were able to seize and control a democratic state. Photo Credit: The Taliban, Pinterest Images
The Hausa Kingdoms were said to have already existed since the first century CE. The Hausa Kingdoms stretched to the western Sudanic regions of ancient Ghana and also stretched to the Kanem-Borno empire. Kano was the most powerful Hausa city state, it was the major city for commercial trade.
The Jihad war is one of the most famous wars in Africa as it involved many Hausa and Fulani empires including the Yoruba empire. The war was launched by a Fulani man called Usman Danfodio, the main aim of the war was to purify Islam. Usman Danfodio had accused the Hausa Kingdoms of allowing Pagan practices to get in the way of Islam and this was something he detested so much.
When ever you read about the history of Islam in Nigeria, the name Usman Danfodio is always mentioned. The reason why his name is mentioned is because he was responsible for launching the Jihad war of 1804. The primary reason for the Jihad war was to strengthen the Islamic religion in the northern parts of Nigeria.
According to a report from OpIndia, a yet to be identified terrorist has released a video threatening that if the leader of the BJP does not stop speaking against Jihad they will chop off his tongue.Speaking in the video with his face covered with a veil and holding a rifle in his hand the terrorist stated that all the atrocities meted out on the Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir of India will be avenged and so they are warning Ravinder Raina to stop speaking on the issue that of Pakistan occupying Kashmir.
During the 19th century, Zamfara, Gobir and Kebbi were considered to be some of the most powerful states.Kano on the other hand existed but was only a place were people conducted commercial activities.The Jukuns then invaded Kano and subjected Hausa men to them.Due to this invasion, there was serious tension in the Hausa land.
Mailafia's claim that the North is fighting a Jihad through NIN is without proof and will further fuel existing Insecurity in the country.Could this be his intention?If yes, to what end?Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has had it good in Nigeria.He worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria and rose to the post of a deputy governor before retiring.
Earlier today, it was reported that the Boko Haram insurgents, before they attacked the Geidam community in Geidam LGA of Yobe State, circulated copies of letters to the residents, announcing that they had invaded the community to fight a Jihad war with the Nigerian Army.Recall that hours ago, the insurgents reportedly invaded the Geidam community, which is also the hometown of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman Baba.
The Jihad war is probably one of the most famous wars in the history of Nigeria. This war was a battle fought between the Hausa Kingdoms and the Fulani kingdoms. The war was launched in 1804 which is the 19th century. The core purpose for the Jihad war was to restore a strong dominance of Islam in the Hausa Kingdoms.
By the 19th century, the Hausa Kingdoms were not at peace, there was disunity among them and their citizens were no longer loyal to the Hausa leaders, this was because the leadership of the Hausa rulers was done in a haphazard manner. Usman Danfodio who was from a Fulani Kingdom started to become famous.
Historical accounts have shown that by 1804, only a few Muslims across Hausaland adhered to the Islamic way of life - this included the Hausa and Fulani. Hence religion couldn't have been the main driving force for the success of the Jihad. Sometimes the Jihad is called the Fulani Jihad, but there were fewer Fulani compared to the numerous and more powerful Hausa.
Image Credit: accord.org.za According to the report published in the Punch newspaper, "the reality on the ground is explosive. Terror groups, home-grown and foreign have established a foothold in Africa." There was also a report of 2016 where the leader of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq(ISIS), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi announced that the group had shifted some of their wealth and command to Africa.
PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a pamphlet that was widely distributed in Giedam by Boko Haram members prior to the town's attack.In the pamphlet, which was boldly written in Hausa, the terror group urged people to join the sect and fight for Jihad.The group also stated their goal for the war and promised to assist anyone who agreed to participate.
The greatness of the Oyo empire stood tall, but even as great as it's power was, it eventually saw its end in the year 1817.The Oyo empire was thrown into extinction after the Fulani people led raids in the empire, it ended after a great invasion that can never be forgotten in the history of Yoruba people.
Several Pictures have emerged showing the fighters of the notorious terrorist group identified as Boko Haram allegedly pledging support to the ISWAP group after the death of Abubakar Shakau, the formal Boko Haram leader. This development came after the Boko Haram group and the ISWAP group came together to have peace talks and pledge support to each other.
Adamu Garba in his recent tweet has revealed that death under kidnappers is not jihad, adding that people only die as Mujahid when they are on the path of struggling to ensure justice.According to research, Jihad means to strive to the utmost for the achievement of a purpose, and to leave nothing undone in pursuance of it, while in the other hand, Mujahid is a Muslim who fight on behalf of the faith or the Muslim community.
"What is left is Jihad, all unbelievers are in trouble" - ISWAP fighter boasts after uniting with BH
Information from a reliable source confirms that the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, have reunited with the Jama'atu Ahlussunnah Lidda'awati Wal Jihad (JAS) faction of Boko Haram. According to the report, an army of terrorists belonging to the rival terrorist groups sorted out their differences and decided to reunite as one group.
There is now palpable fear in Delta State as a result of threats issued to the state government by an unknown Fulani Jihadist group. In an unsigned letter titled FULANI JIHADIST WARNINGS, with copies pasted across Asaba, the state capital and Agbor on Sunday, the group warned Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to adhere to their demand for his withdrawal from the ban on open grazing within seventy two hours, or face an invasion of Asaba and Agbor.
The airstrike conducted by Israel Defense Forces on an intelligence facility belonging to Hamas yielded a result as dozens of Hamas operatives were killed and trapped inside.According to the statement being released some hours ago by Israel Defense Forces (IDF), mentioned that Hamas military intelligence office in Gaza have been struck by war jets belonging to Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The Nigeria Government and all Security outfit in the Country should not take with kids gloves the announcement of the peace pact between Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups. Photo credit: Google. In a 13 minutes video that surfaced online, Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Commanders, has put their differences aside, coming together to form a united force ready to unleash Jihad on the unbelievers.