Ismaila A sabo Hadejia

Ismaila A sabo Hadejia
(1)Wannan dai shine Hotona, wadda Idonku yake kallona. (2) Bayan na tafi gun Sarkina, zaku tuna ni watan wata rana. (3) In wani yayi kiran sunana, sai ku cane Allah yaji kaina. (4) Koda zakuyi jimamina, sai ku yimin addu'ah bayana. Marigayi Aliyu Akilu.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HADEJIA IN THE YEAR 1856.

HADEJIA A YAU!





 TRAVEL AND DISCOVERIES OF NORTH AND CENTRAL AFRICA... BY HENRICH BARTH.
(PAGE 236)

With regard to the Empire of Sokoto, there happened at this time a catastrophe which while it was an unmistakable proof of the devility of that vast agglomeration of provinces, proved at the same time extremely favourable to Bornu; For on the first day of August the news arrived that Buwari or Bukhari the exile Governor of Hadejia, who had conquered the town and killed his Brother Ahmadu, had thrown back with great loss, an immense army sent against him by Aliyu, the Emperor of Sokoto, under the command of his prime minister Abdu Gedado, and composed of the forces of the provinces of Kano, Bauchi,Katagum, Marmar and Buberu, when several hundreds were said to have perish in the Komadugu, or the great fiumara of Bornu.

TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AND CENTRAL AFRICA.....  By Heinrich Barth 1856. Chapter XXVI. Page 196.

Hadeja, a  large  town surrounded with a beautiful  and very strong double clay wall, and well  inhabited, the  courtyards being  inclosed  with  clay  walls,  but containing only reed huts.

The inhabitants employ  themselves exclusively in warlike expe¬ditions, and have no industry; but nevertheless there are  still to be seen here a few dyeing-pots, marking the eastern limit  of  this branch of industry.  On the south side of the town is a kogi, or komadugu,  with a  stream of running water in the  rainy  season,but  with only stagnant  pools in summer, along which a little wheat is  cultivated.  It is generally called Wani.

  6th. Garu-n-ghabbes,  a middle-sized  walled  town,  the  first place of Bornu, on this side 3 with a good deal of cultivation around. Though without importance in other respects, it is so in  an his¬torical point of view ; for this place being identical with the town Biram ta ghabbes, mentioned  above, is  regarded as  the oldest place of the seven original settlements  of the Hausa nation.