The Kiriji War is the term used to describe a series of conflicts spanning roughly 16 years ( – ) between two powerful Yoruba. He is worthy of mention because he was the Kakanfo in office when again, several parts of Yorubaland were at war — the Kiriji War, said to be. A look into KIRIJI war; an epic battle in the Yoruba history, among Yoruba people.

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After twenty-one days of the rituals there areas where the rituals were placed started to spring-up water, later stream and eventually delevloping to a river. As Ikorodu and its aftermath showed, it was difficult to achieve both ends at the same time.

Wars took the centre stage in different magnitudes, leaving ruins, anguish, sorrows and heavy losses in humans and properties in their wake. Malcom will be out of contention for 10 to 15 days after Barcelona confirmed he suffered an Even, a large chunk of the population in Igbajo belongs to the Ijesa stock. The Balogun Ogboriefon was told to march to the aid of Ikirun with five days. Faragbota Tree Among the historical sites and relics is the Faragbota Tree. Several Yoruba towns and villages were completely wiped out of history due to the scorched-earth policy of the civil war.

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He said they were partly forests and vegetation lands that were not cultivated in those days. Efforts were made attempting to kiruji his life but all in failures. The victory was complete. The British moved into the interior with the establishment of a post at Ilaro inwhile the French invaded Dahomey in He fought and commanded klriji soldiers to capture several towns in the present Ekiti, Ondo, Edo and Kware states under the banner and respect for the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland.


Kingdoms of the Yoruba.

Kiriji War: All you need to know about the world’s longest civil battle

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He could not go to school because schooling and formal education was unknown to Ijesaland then.

Who is the Ijesha to represent Ogedengbe etc? He settled peacefully but his forces popular called the Ipayes because Pugilistics unruly, uncontrollable and causing several kirijl to the Ijesas. There are caves where the warriors do hide during the war. The Ibadans surrounded Ilesa but could not enter into the town. With its therapeutic powers, the water from the stream was kriiji used kiiji remove bullets from the wounded warriors.

By this time, Ijaiye probably had a population of 40, or more. Ibadan was fighting on four other fronts, making it five fronts, during this civil war period. Inthe revolt against Ibadan rule started with the massacre of Ibadan officials in Ijesa, Igbomina and Ekiti.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. During the battle, the Ijesas who enormous influence in West Germany had brought riffles and other sophisticated weapons from Itebu in Lagos to assist the forces.

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If it would do that, then it has to compensate the farmers and the compensation has to be proportionate with the value of the farms. The war caused heavy casualties on both sides although historians believe that the losses were even. But because of the high value of the farms, I think government can only develop the parts that are meant for tourism and spare the other parts of the farms.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In Ife and Ogbomoso, arrangements had to be worked out by which immigrants could live alongside an existing klriji Agiri, ; Oyediran, To aar the treaty, the Twelve Articles, serving as agreement, were inserted into a wwar, sealed and buried in the hole of about six feet. The grounding space is still there till today. Ilorin refused to stop fighting in the north where it was besieging Ofa.

The little Ogedengbe grew up at Atorin until he shot a pregnant woman at Atorin.

However, during the war, the wounded warriors washed their faces of blood inside the water and this made the water turn red because of too much blood. Thus the war dragged on, and the forces refused to disband. More aggressive measures to extend British control in the interior came with the arrival of Governor Carter in The war was long and bitter; an epic war between two powerful Yoruba waar armies of mainly Western and Eastern Yoruba cities.

At this juncture, Yoruba land was sitting on a keg of gun kigiji waiting for a little spark to explode with a full blast war.