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1804 Usman Dan Fodio's jihad on inter-group relations in the contemporary Nigerian state

Patrick Enoch Nmah
Uchenna Ebony Amanambu


The history of mankind is replete with the issues of conflicts, wars, crises, intolerance as well as series of moves for peace, tolerance, understanding and mutual cohesion aimed at ensuring common good. Most times these activities hardly live out long lasting objectives. Therefore, this paper seeks to discuss the brief history of Usman dan Fodio and his 1804 jihad, the state of Hausa land before the jihad, some remote and immediate causes of the jihad, the outcomes of the jihad, the amalgamation of Nigeria and its effects on the inter-group relationships in Nigeria.

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print ISSN: 2006-5442