Foreign Nations and Fulani Jihad in Nigeria, all you need to know

Africa Research Review analysis on the Fulani Jihad in Nigeria between 1804-1810.

Senegal is the home country of the man that led the first Jihad in Nigeria by named Shehu Othman Dan Fodio between 1804-1810. Othman Dan Fodio was not naturally a Nigerian but rather a Senegalese from the Futa Jalon.
Map of Africa showing subsaharan Region
Map of Africa

The Jihad which was used to foster extreme Islam also had other political and economic undertones aimed at installing Fulani strong Fulani control of Nigeria's political system beginning from the North to the south. The Jihad succeeded in most part of northern Nigeria with the Pastoral Fulani's popularly Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria being the bulk of the foot soldiers that fought in the Othman Dan Fodio Jihad in Nigeria.

Today there are speculations in different quarters in Nigeria especially among the Christians and minorities in Northern Nigeria that the Jihad is back. 
Thousands of Nigerians have been killed by the Armed Fulani Herdsmen (Fulani Militia) and Nigerian communities are being occupied while the Nigerian Government appears helpless. This was how the Jihad of Othman Dan Fodio was executed. The Hausa leadership in Sokoto appeared helpless until they were overrun by the Fulanis.

Today the Nigerian government has come out to say that the Killer Fulani Herdsmen killing Nigerians are foreigners while affected communities say they spoke French and another strange African language.


The question now is has Shehu Othman Dan Fodio resurrected to complete the unfinished Jihad in Nigeria?

Since the Nigerian Government has confirmed that they are foreigners and spoke French then it implies they are from West Africa with Senegal not being an exception. Nigeria must act now.

Senegal is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia, and owes its name to the Senegal River, which borders it to the east and north. The name "Senegal" comes from the Wolof "Sunuu Gaal", which means "Our Boat". Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 15 million. The climate is Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.

Who are the Fulani's:?

The Fula people or Fulani or Fulany or Fulɓe (Fula: Fulɓe; French: Peul; Hausa: Fulani or Hilani; Portuguese: Fula; Wolof: Pël; Bambara: Fulaw), numbering between 20 and 25 million people in total, are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region. The Fula people are traditionally believed to have roots stemming from North Africa and the Middle East, who later intermingled with local West African ethnic groups. As an ethnic group, they are bound together by the Fula language and their Islamic religious affiliation, their history and their culture.

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