TITLE

Settlements Relocation in Northern Nigeria: A Historical Analysis of the Colonial Resettlement Scheme in Yagbaland, 1900-1950

AUTHOR(S)
Ekundayo, A. T.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
African Nebula;Sep2011, Issue 4, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For the most part of the nineteenth century, Yagbaland was in the throes of events and developments the origins of which lay outside its borders. The invasion and domination by the Nupe, a neighbouring state, and the attendant insecurity led to the abandonment of many old and revered settlements and the erection of defensive structures around vulnerable settlements. The Nupe raids thus produced a traumatic effect which was most noticeable in the demographic dislocations that it engendered. The end of Nupe imperialism and the commencement of British colonialism witnessed the beginning of a series of appeals to Yagba people to move from the hill-tops. This paper therefore deals with the historical evolution of the current pattern of settlement in Yagbaland. Also discussed is the coming of British rule and the various attempts and strategies adopted to get the people resettled. Equally highlighted is the role of Christian missionaries in the relocation exercise and the impact of the exercise on the new settlements that emerged.
ACCESSION #
91686445

 

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