Usman dan Fodio

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Usman dan Fodio

(ˈuːsmɑːn dæn ˈfəʊdɪəʊ)
n
(Biography) 1754–1817, African mystic and revolutionary leader, who created a Muslim state in Nigeria
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Othman dan Fodio employed it against the Hausa kings of Gobir (which the Fulani renamed Sokoto and made the capital of their caliphate).
While at the Sokoto, Atiku worshipped at the tomb of the revered Othman Dan Fodio, spoke the local language and declared himself a 'son of the soil.' He asked the people to refused being deceived adding that he was one person who knows how to lift them from poverty.
So it was for Bauchi in the days of Othman dan Fodio. Nine gates were built then, but they have since lost their primary objectives, writes ISHOLA MICHAEL.