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A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by Tofax: 12:38pm On Jun 25
A story of betrayal - 'How the Fulani's betrayed Afonja, the  of Yoruba land to conquer kwara state.'

Ilorin was a Yoruba town which was originally used as a military outpost by the Alaafin, the supreme ruler of the old Oyo empire (Oyo-Ile). At the period of creation, Ilorin was administered by Afonja, the sixth Are-Ona-Kakanfo of the Oyo army.

It was from this outpost that Afonja carried out military duty's for the then Alaafin named Aole.Aole reigned between 1789 and 1796. It was during this period that Shehu Alimi, a Fulani cleric, arrived Ilorin with some of his tribesmen and were all welcomed and hosted by Afonja.

After a while, conflict broke out between Alaafin Aole and Afonja. Alaafin Aole ordered Afonja to attack a town named Iwere-Ile which to Afonja was a suicidal mission and he adamantly refused because a curse was placed by a previous Alaafin on anyone who attacked the land.

While still at disagreement, Alaafin Aole, also called Arogangan (Translated as the mean one), ordered Afonja to attack Apomu, a prominent town in Ile-Ife; this was in 1795. The disagreement heated up to the point that both sides resulted to trash things out with violence.

At this point, Afonja sought the support of the fulani cleric Shehu Alimi also known as Salih Janta as he had both spiritual and military power. Afonja sent an empty calabash to Alaafin Aole signifying his rejection as the Alaafin,thereby requiring him to commit suicide according to their tradition. Alaafin Aole killed himself but before that, he performed some rituals and cursed the Yoruba land , that all the sons and daughters shall be taken as slaves and sold to different parts of the world.

After defeating Alaafin Aole, Afonja and Alimi’s relationship strengthened to the extent that Afonja enlisted the fulani men into his army and disbanded many of his own men whom history claimed he didn’t fully trust. Unknowing to Afonja,
the Fulanis were gradually infiltrating his army and before he could realize, it was too late. After Sheu Alimi’s death. His son, Abdulsalam, yearned to take over Ilorin and clandestinely plotted against Afonja.

In 1824, Abdulsalam’s men shot Afonja arrows till he breathed his last. He was shot so many arrows that his dead body remained suspended in an upright position for a long while.

So much dread had his personality inspired that the treacherous Jamas whom he had so often led to victory could not believe he was really dead. They continued to shower darts upon him long after he had ceased fighting.
After Afonja’s death, Abdulsalam declared himself the Emir of Ilorin and pledged his allegiance to the Sokoto Caliphate. This is how and why the monarch of Ilorin hold's the title of Emir till today instead of Oba or any other Yoruba title for a king.

That is how the people Afonja trusted the most,enlisted into the army and gave his ancestral land to betrayed him.

Afterward, the Yorubas attempted to regain control of Ilorin from the Fulani jammas but failed. Toyeje, the successor of Afonja, led the first and second attempts to drive the Fulani people out of Ilorin.

The second attempt is known in history as Mugbamugba war in which Yoruba people suffered untold defeat in the strive to regain the throne of Ilorin.

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Re: A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by hybrid11(m): 12:58pm On Jun 25
Nawao
No wonder they betray each other like is a normal routine for them

Now zombies are their masters

No wonder igbos are so different and special,they said no to zombies enslavement

Now I see why they're hated so much by Nigerians zombie and afonja slaves grin grin grin

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Re: A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by BKayy: 1:10pm On Jun 25
My dear stop crying, they conquered you people fair and square.
The fulani used their mental superiority over Yellow bars to turn Afonja against another Afonja to take Ilorin.
Stop playing excuse and indirect victim card.

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Re: A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by BKayy: 1:16pm On Jun 25
But these Fulani people mean oh.
They used Arrows hang Afonja like flag for the whole world to see then kick Yellow bar people's smelly yansh when they attempted to take their land back again

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Re: A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by ZKOSOSO(m): 1:34pm On Jun 25
Trust Fulanis at ya own Peril...!

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Re: A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by Mystic216: 1:47pm On Jun 25
Lol
Funny
So Yoruba land is cursed to remain slaves... no wonder...
eyaaa
Ndi ofe mmanu ndonu oh
Re: A Story Of Betrayal -'How The Fulani's Betrayed Afonja To Conquer Kwara State by Tvibes001(m): 2:55pm On Jun 25
Why is History scraped out of our educational system?
I thought AFONJA was mere fiction.

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