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Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Nobody: 4:16pm On Apr 29
The war that sent shockwaves into the heart of the old Sokoto caliphate was not Osogbo war of 1840. It was the Alaafin Oluewu's war of 1830.
This was not a war between Ilorin and Oyo...it was a war between Sokoto caliphate and Yorùbá nation in coalition with Baribas. Most of the powerful Yorùbá warrior kings and Warlords that would later prove their legends were involved in this war.

The Phalanx a coalition of vast soliders under the commands of Alaafin Oluewu, prince Atiba of Ago Oja (who would later be the next king after Oluewu), Baale of Ogbomoso, Onikoyi, Eleduwe (A king in one of the Bariba kingdoms) Jato(a general in the Borgu army whose earlier campaigns against the Futa jalon earned him a reputation). Baale of Iseyin and Baale of Saki. Kurumi of Ijaye also joined the ranks with his private militia (at this time,he was a provincial ruler).

They camped at a place called Otefan. The leaders of the expedition were Oluewu of Oyo and Eleduwe of Burgu. The Eleduwe trusted all the lesser generals. Under his command but Alaafin did not trust some of his, including of Ogbomoso and Onikoyi (Onikoyi had a long history of being controversial. He was one of the first provincial rulers of Oyo to pledge allegiance to the Emir of Ilorin)... Oluewu was careful not to put them in strategic sections in the military formations.

Sultan Belo of Sokoto (son of usman Dan Fodio) sent a much larger army of 17 warlords and their soldiers under the command of Esugoyi(ruler of the vassal state of Rabbah) to meet with much smaller army of the Emir of Ilorin. He hoped for victory in a decisive battle against Oyo and obsession to extend to the coast. The army he sent was so large that the coalition army of Oyo was outnumbered twelve to one.

Usual battle Phalanx of the southwest at the time was usually divided into three. A Phalanx stays at the center, one to the right and another to the left(this formation was usually followed religously during....that Lisabi of Egbaland used the positions to confer military titles in his militia. The Jaguna commanded the army at the center,Lukotun commanded the right flank and Lukosi commanded the left flank). In this battle,the Eleduwe fought at the center with his battle-hardened warriors.

Oluewu fought from the right and lesser rulers manned the Phalanx to the left. Eleduwe was the instant hero of the battle. As he suppressed the enemy from the center, he sent soldiers to fill the ranks on each sides at the same time to force the enemy Into the center. From the center, they greatly slaughtered the Fulani warriors and broke their ranks. They fled in different directions with the coalition army routing them as they fled and slaughtering them in thousands. As the Fulani nobles took to hero...they delegated horsemen to confront the enemies pursuing them to slow them down using the calvary advantage as they escaped. The victory was decisive but came with its casualties as well, Eleduwe lost his son in the war.

After this war,the Sokoto caliphate gave up on annexing Yorùbáland and the combats went back to tensions between Ilorin and Oyo.

Culled from: https://twitter.com/tyewoolove/status/1387737973907726337

I think Fulanis tried again twice with Ilorin Emirate after the fall of Oyo during the Oshogbo and Jalumi wars but they were defeated by Ibadan army.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by SLAP44: 4:17pm On Apr 29
Very educative.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by DDDEnterprises: 4:30pm On Apr 29
Thanks for the education and interesting information.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by tommy589(m): 4:35pm On Apr 29
Thanks for this post.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by NwaAro: 4:37pm On Apr 29
At the end they got what they wanted which was ILORIN, and nothing else matters... every other yarns na story for the gods.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Bettykeys: 4:41pm On Apr 29
We have been so sophisticated even centuries back


Oduduwa agbe wa ooo


Oduduwa republic is the answer to place our grate ethnic to the worlf map

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Nobody: 4:42pm On Apr 29
NwaAro:
At the end they got what they wanted which was ILORIN, and nothing else matters... every other yarns na story for the gods.
they could have gotten Ibadan, Abeokuta, even Lagos and spread to the east
but Ibadan stopped them

be thankful sir

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by pricklewane: 4:49pm On Apr 29
This is for the foolish jews from hell fire that believed Ojukwu can overrun Yoruba land.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by LikeAking: 4:52pm On Apr 29
Ok.

Here is the plan, lets create a new country.

lets divide the country.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by DubaiLandLord: 4:52pm On Apr 29
NwaAro:
At the end they got what they wanted which was ILORIN, and nothing else matters... every other yarns na story for the gods.
If it was not for Afonja, they won't have gotten ilorin.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by AfonjaConehead: 4:54pm On Apr 29
Bettykeys:
We have been so sophisticated even centuries back


Oduduwa agbe wa ooo


Oduduwa republic is the answer to place our grate ethnic to the worlf map

Confusion break e boni,yeepa!!!!

grin grin

Girama sha!!! grin
Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by AfonjaConehead: 4:55pm On Apr 29
DubaiiLandLord:
If it was not for Afonja , they won't have gotten ilorin.

Baaaaahahahahahahhaahaaaaa!!!!!! grin grin grin

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Minjim: 4:57pm On Apr 29
NwaAro:
At the end they got what they wanted which was ILORIN, and nothing else matters... every other yarns na story for the gods.

Fool

If Illorin was what they wanted, why didn't they stop there? Why did they bring the battle to Oyo?

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Minjim: 4:58pm On Apr 29
theTranslator1:

they could have gotten Ibadan, Abeokuta, even Lagos and spread to the east
but Ibadan stopped them

be thankful sir

That dude is Ipob.
He's only doing what Ipobs do.
Disregard him

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by makemoneywbsite: 5:04pm On Apr 29
DubaiLandLord:
If it was not for Afonja, they won't have gotten ilorin.

They're back in your forests. Surrounding and encircling you Getting ready to pounce. Interestingly, there are NOW MANY AFONJAs in your midst. So what's the solution?

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by gentleman82: 5:14pm On Apr 29
the Yoruba's were roundly defeated , that accounts for why 80percent of Yoruba's were converted to Islam, keep deceiving yourselves with fake history.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by ThEGodFaThEr104: 5:17pm On Apr 29
Story! Story!! Story!!!

But according to Thiefnubu a.k.a Bobo Chicago; Fulanis and Yorubas are one.

This your tales by moonlight will make a best seller for fiction novels.

You defeated the Sokoto Caliphate yet Yoruba Muslims take orders from the Sultan of Sokoto during sighting of moon.


Afonjaz and lies are like Agege bread and Ęwa Agònyin

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Jostoman: 5:25pm On Apr 29
pricklewane:
This is for the foolish jews from hell fire that believed Ojukwu can overrun Yoruba land.
Fulani disguising as Yoruba to cause division between Yoruba and Igbo. we are more than United this time around.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Powersurge: 6:53pm On Apr 29
The upcoming Oduwa nation would be a "millitaristic" and economic powerhouse. We would need strong military because eventually, their would be war either between Yorubas and the caliphate (again) or between Yorubas and Biafrans (this could be managed by by diplomacy ).

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by TheLionofLasigi(m): 6:57pm On Apr 29
Most flatin0 pigs failed to understand that ilorin wasn't lost through war but by deception....twist history all you want but history knows those who run off disguised as women when shit hits the fan.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Leon90(m): 7:27pm On Apr 29
The war wey dey sweet una for bele, una go soon see am.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by DubaiLandLord: 7:44pm On Apr 29
makemoneywbsite:


They're back in your forests. Surrounding and encircling you Getting ready to pounce. Interestingly, there are NOW MANY AFONJAs in your midst. So what's the solution?
They are in your forest too.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by IgweOfNnewi: 7:45pm On Apr 29
Ok
Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Nigercity: 7:46pm On Apr 29
theTranslator1:

they could have gotten Ibadan, Abeokuta, even Lagos and spread to the east
but Ibadan stopped them

be thankful sir

Are you sure
You know geography?

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by joyandfaith: 7:48pm On Apr 29
TheLionofLasigi:
Most flatin0 pigs failed to understand that ilorin wasn't lost through war but by deception....twist history all you want but history knows those who run off disguised as women when shit hits the fan.
Fulanis are good at using deceptive tactics to subdue others. Ilorin, hausa and kanuri are victims of fulani deception.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by joyandfaith: 7:49pm On Apr 29
ThEGodFaThEr104:
Story! Story!! Story!!!

But according to Thiefnubu a.k.a Bobo Chicago; Fulanis and Yorubas are one.

This your tales by moonlight will make a best seller for fiction novels.

You defeated the Sokoto Caliphate yet Yoruba Muslims take orders from the Sultan of Sokoto during sighting of moon.


Afonjaz and lies are like Agege bread and Ęwa Agònyin

Because Nigeria is not a secular country.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by mrkunlex(m): 7:49pm On Apr 29
But one agbariojukwu from potopoto republic disguised like a woman and ran away after wasting the lifes of 3m flateenos, what a disgrace

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by joyandfaith: 7:55pm On Apr 29
gentleman82:
the Yoruba's were roundly defeated , that accounts for why 80percent of Yoruba's were converted to Islam, keep deceiving yourselves with fake history.

Some yoruba towns had significant muslim population before ilorin was taken over by fulanis. Notable examples are saki, iseyin, and eden.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Christistruth00: 7:56pm On Apr 29
OdudwaR:
The war that sent shockwaves into the heart of the old Sokoto caliphate was not Osogbo war of 1840. It was the Alaafin Oluewu's war of 1830.
This was not a war between Ilorin and Oyo...it was a war between Sokoto caliphate and Yorùbá nation in coalition with Baribas. Most of the powerful Yorùbá warrior kings and Warlords that would later prove their legends were involved in this war.

The Phalanx a coalition of vast soliders under the commands of Alaafin Oluewu, prince Atiba of Ago Oja (who would later be the next king after Oluewu), Baale of Ogbomoso, Onikoyi, Eleduwe (A king in one of the Bariba kingdoms) Jato(a general in the Borgu army whose earlier campaigns against the Futa jalon earned him a reputation). Baale of Iseyin and Baale of Saki. Kurumi of Ijaye also joined the ranks with his private militia (at this time,he was a provincial ruler).

They camped at a place called Otefan. The leaders of the expedition were Oluewu of Oyo and Eleduwe of Burgu. The Eleduwe trusted all the lesser generals. Under his command but Alaafin did not trust some of his, including of Ogbomoso and Onikoyi (Onikoyi had a long history of being controversial. He was one of the first provincial rulers of Oyo to pledge allegiance to the Emir of Ilorin)... Oluewu was careful not to put them in strategic sections in the military formations.

Sultan Belo of Sokoto (son of usman Dan Fodio) sent a much larger army of 17 warlords and their soldiers under the command of Esugoyi(ruler of the vassal state of Rabbah) to meet with much smaller army of the Emir of Ilorin. He hoped for victory in a decisive battle against Oyo and obsession to extend to the coast. The army he sent was so large that the coalition army of Oyo was outnumbered twelve to one.

Usual battle Phalanx of the southwest at the time was usually divided into three. A Phalanx stays at the center, one to the right and another to the left(this formation was usually followed religously during....that Lisabi of Egbaland used the positions to confer military titles in his militia. The Jaguna commanded the army at the center,Lukotun commanded the right flank and Lukosi commanded the left flank). In this battle,the Eleduwe fought at the center with his battle-hardened warriors.

Oluewu fought from the right and lesser rulers manned the Phalanx to the left. Eleduwe was the instant hero of the battle. As he suppressed the enemy from the center, he sent soldiers to fill the ranks on each sides at the same time to force the enemy Into the center. From the center, they greatly slaughtered the Fulani warriors and broke their ranks. They fled in different directions with the coalition army routing them as they fled and slaughtering them in thousands. As the Fulani nobles took to hero...they delegated horsemen to confront the enemies pursuing them to slow them down using the calvary advantage as they escaped. The victory was decisive but came with its casualties as well, Eleduwe lost his son in the war.

After this war,the Sokoto caliphate gave up on annexing Yorùbáland and the combats went back to tensions between Ilorin and Oyo.

Culled from: https://twitter.com/tyewoolove/status/1387737973907726337

I think Fulanis tried again twice with Ilorin Emirate after the fall of Oyo during the Oshogbo and Jalumi wars but they were defeated by Ibadan army.


But that was the War in Which the Alaafin was killed

The Crown prince of Oyo and Eleduwe the Bariba King were also killed in that War

Oshogbo of 1840 and the Jalumi war were the real deal

At the Oshogbo War the Fulani Jihad fled all the Way to Kebbi without Stopping and Oyo People Crossed the Niger and settled in Towns all the Way to Mokwa though the Oyo and Ibadan Army remained at Jebba and didn’t Cross the Niger because they didn’t know what to expect on the other Side

The Fulani Jihad had reached kebbi before stopping because they thought the Ibadan Warriors were still Pershing them

Later on when the Emir of Kontagora started issuing threats the Oyos that gasped settled in Towns and Villages all the way to Mokwa moved back across the River Niger to the Jebba Area for safety

The Fulani quietly smuggled themselves back into Ilorin while the Yorubas was busy beating themselves up in the Kiriji War years later on and still yet the Ibadan Army still managed to inflict the Calamitous defeat of the Jalumi War on Ilorin again while the Ibadan were fighting War on 5 fronts


Aare Ogunmola of Ibadan was something else, fighting Ogedengbe and the Ekiti Parapo on one Side, beating up Ilorin on the Other, fighting Egba and Ijebu on another front at the same time as keeping Ijaye and Dahomey in Check and Ogunmola never lost any War

How did Ogunmola even manage to Sleep?

It could only have been the Grace of God towards the Yoruba it was a near impossible feat


OduduwaR how come i who you accused of being Bororo Fulani is now the one correcting your Yoruba History ?

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by Racoon(m): 8:07pm On Apr 29
Histroy is repleated with truth hidden in it.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by KAHBOOM: 8:12pm On Apr 29
No be only shock wave im send go sokoto na heat wave,,for ur information i get am b4 no be property

Where are there descendants now? Some are busy phuck nose-ing into any available Igbo matter while some are busy eating free food at seme idp.

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Re: Battle Of Otefan 1830: The Battle Where Oyo Defeated Sokoto Caliphate by mike8804: 8:12pm On Apr 29
the only thing that can push a Yoruba man to the war is when you want to take his land forcefully.... you can collect it by buying or deception not by force. that's what brought wakili end so fast.

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