our new colonial masters with the establishment of grazing colonies where they and their cows will ride roughshod and which, assuredly, they will use now and in future as launching pads for future conquests, like Uthman dan Fodio
did to the Hausa, other tribes in the North, and the Yoruba in Ilorin, economic sanction can be put to devastating effect in Nigeria by citizens resentful of Fulani suzerainty.
For example, the division of the Sokoto Caliphate into eastern and western sections occurred on the death of Uthman dan Fodio
in 1817, not in 1811 (p.
In the early nineteenth century, Uthman dan Fodio
and his followers established the Sokoto Caliphate.
For instance, Nana Asama'u, daughter of the founder of the Sokoto caliphate, Sheikh Uthman dan Fodio
, not only was educated but also pioneered women's rights and positions in Islamic society in Nigeria in the nineteenth century.
The Fulani people were nomadic cattle-herders and fierce horsemen, who in the early 1800s, imbued with zeal for Islam, established a fundamentalist Muslim state among the Hausas in northern Nigeria under their leader Uthman dan Fodio
, Commander of the Faithful.