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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There was the curious incident of when an employee of a French company persuaded the Egba chiefs to sign a treaty with France, providing for the construction of a rail link with Porto Novo Ayandele, Momo tpia why attack me?

I am sure this would be done before he lives the office. Researchers, historians, and students from both secondary and tertiary institutions also go there on excursion free of charge since the site has not been developed as a tourism centre. The same trend was apparent in other areas of public life. According to history, there was a particular day that one of the Ajeles got drunk and intoxicated with power, allegedly had s3xual intercourse with the wife of Fabunmi, a great warrior and a native of Oke-Imesi.

Ilorin itself fell the next year. Like Glover, he took the view that the key to the situation lay in control of the trade routes through Ijebu and Egba. For a long time, some say as much as 16 years, Latoosa remained childless, despite sacrifices and propitiations to the gods of the land.


The main action of the war, however, took place in the north-east.

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

War charms were used by both sides in the Ibadan war, and some thought that the Muslim charms were more powerful than the traditional Yoruba ones. This was not the end of the matter. In the east it faced the Ekitiparapo under the command of Ogedemgbe, the Seriki of Ijesa.

Under commercial and mission pressure, the Lagos government attempted to mediate but was rebuffed, and from to the British did nothing. Should we have a Nairaland version of Kiriji wars where i would be kicking the Ekiti parapo armies butts.

Enhancing museum education activities for tourism development. Through these and other actions kiriju troupe helped with the victory.

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Names are like prophecies. This story has been romaticised in movies, and is the subject of a Yoruba novel by Emeritus Professor, Akinwunmi Isola of the University of Ibadan.

He was succeeded by the Aremo Adelu, and Kurunmi refused to recognize the succession. While Ibadan was occupied with the Ijaiye war, the Ijesha attacked them from the east.

After the defeat of Ilorin by Ibadan inrivalry between Ibadan and Ijaiye grew. The Jalumi Waralso called the Battle of Ikirunwas a battle that took wzr on 1 November in the north east of present-day Osun StateNigeria.

They could stay there for abut three weeks. At long last, several rituals were prepared and sent to Igbara-Oke where Ogedengbe eventually conceded to head the Ekiti Parapo Arm.


He fought and commanded his soldiers to capture several towns in the present Ekiti, Ondo, Edo and Kware states under the banner and respect for the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland. Initially, this was in response to the threat from Ilorin.

Many of the Saro on the other hand were becoming increasingly alienated. Two good examples of such settlements are Osogun somewhere in Oyo and Ijaiye. The most important factor was the supply of breech-loading rifles, much more accurate than the arms being used by the rest of the Yoruba, though the Ibadan were later able to get a small supply of them as well Akintoye, Their strategy was therefore to act as spokesmen on behalf of the towns where they worked, and to oppose the more aggressive measures of the Lagos administration.

West Africa was no longer the death-trap for Europeans that it had been inand the use of quinine had lowered mortality rates considerably. In order to actualize the birth of this boy, a black cow and other herbs far and near were to be concoted.

However, during the war, the wounded warriors washed their faces of blood inside the water and this made the water turn red because of ear much blood.

Both the Alafin and the Oni were involved, but neither was trusted by both sides, and Ife later joined in the fighting.