Conquest And Rule: See What Britain Did To Nigerians

Conquest And Rule: See What Britain Did To Nigerians

Before Nigeria got her independence, it was said that they were controlled by the British, especially in all African countries. When the British occupied Africa, they molested and committed many atrocities, including sèxual assault on women. of how the British dealt with Nigerians.

Atrocity Committed

During the event of the British holding most African countries captive, they as well did a lot for them, which was said to have seen the number of those that were debated and those whose lives were put in pain.

They committed atrocities like rãping the female victims, buying and selling slaves, putting slaves into prison, and making lives unbearable for them.

In addition, there are other slaves who are sold and never found. Meanwhile, during the era of slavery, there were leaders who took advantage of the opportunity and smuggled their people by selling them to the public or purchasing their children for themselves. They went through much pain, including the fall of Arachukwu when the British colonized the north and south of Nigeria.

The History Of The Colonial North And South Of Nigeria

When the Colonials established Nigeria, it showed that they split the country into two, which is the northern protectorate and the southern protectorate, in 1900, before it was unified in 1914, along with a chunk of administration that was known as the Royal Nigerian Company, a British state in 1886.

These groups were responsible for punishing the Nigerian people, especially from the southern Nigerian region that was created in 1900. It is based on Siollum, who writes that even though Britain created southern Nigeria in 1900, it took over twenty years of continual military operations for Britain to establish control of the south- east.

Which went to the point of killing about 10, 000. It was at this point that the northern soldiers were used by the British to suppress Igbo communities. Though this wasn’ t our topic, we still need to look into it in order to have a clear view of what the British did to Nigeria before history, conquest, and rule. The truth is that Britain left Nigeria with many unsolved problems, some of which are still to be solved.

Colonialism In Nigeria

When it came to British colonialism in Nigeria, Siollun had a lot to say about it; he was a man well known for his point of view on everything.

This is the brand link between the British explorers and various west African precolonial states. In his explanation, he is the beginning of independence. He has covered most of the British economy in Nigeria during the nineteenth century.

It was their period that led to two separate protectorates, one in the south and one in the north, as has been done above. Another was his view on how Nigerians undergo injustice and humiliation. He continued with the idea of what is called the ” Mistake of 1914. “

The Origins Of British Influence

During the 1700s, the British empire and other European powers settled and held much of West Africa, which was the beginning of colonization in which the Europeans had the goal of civilizing the country into which they might come, and the African countries were more established than those of the Americans during the period covered by Adams Smith in 1776.

This went to the point of some of the elements related to Sierra Leone 1787, which served as freed slaves, and as they brought Christianity into the Edo kingdom due to the establishment of the independent.

Slavery And The Slave Trade Were Abolished In Nigeria

The slave trade was one of the major attitudes of European leaders toward Nigerians or West Africans, which began before 1650, when more than 30, 000 people were sold outside the country, and it was in excess from 1700 to 1850, with approximately 76, 000 slaves sold around the world.

During this era, Lagos was one of the areas Lagos was sold to in Nigeria, with large numbers of slaves sold to them or transported to them.

In 1767, as human trafficking increased, British traders facilitated the notorious massacre of hundreds of people at Calabar after inviting them onto their ships, ostensibly to settle a local dispute.

However, the abolishment of the trade started with the destruction of what was called the Edo empire. In 1807 came the beginning of the end of slavery, which was first implemented after declaring the slave act and prohibiting the British from the slave trade.

Later, when the French revolution emerged, it came to them to put an end to the slave trade, forcing Britain to withdraw from the system. The Napoleonic Wars brought the end of the slave trade.

First Colony

Starting from the area of colonization, the first of these was made in Lagos by British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston.

He hated slavery and, with the help of the missionaries, he was able to put an end to slaves with the help of British consul John Beecrot, who came to an agreement with the Lagos king, Akintoyi, in 1851, who sought to have the throne but needed to follow the rules of which he must do away with the slave trade. Succeeding to the throne must require the fulfilment of the treaty.

But before we forget, the early history of the Lagos colony was a repeated attempt to end the Yoruba war when they sought to divide the state in the face of threats to the divided Yoruba states from Dahomey and the Sokoto Caliphate, as represented by the emirate of Ilorin.

The Royal Niger Company

The Niger Royal Company was a series of areas that brought the British into the Niger River as a result of the resources and riches found in the Niger. It was said that their marchants were brought into the land.

Even though they were involved in the slave trade, not until it was abolished and brought about the fastest growing company in the Delta city, the British forced their workers to meet their quato forcely in order to meet up with the growing competition between the delta and Lagos, which was the fastest growing company as well.

Aside from that, the headquarters were said to be in Lokaja, where they had full responsibility and involvement, but they also kept a depot on the Benue River. Aside from that, the Niger royals had their own force, which included a river fleet for retaliatory attacks on uncooperative villages.

Yet the major aspect of their dealings with the Nigerian residents in the area was to force them into meeting their quota.

The Military Conquest

The military conquest of the British in Nigeria was as bad as it is. The British destroyed most of the newly created areas in Nigeria to prove their existence and to increase their influence, starting with destroying the Igboland of Arochukwu, where they used most of the troops as hausa against other tribes and religions, which started in 1901 to 1902.

In 1892, came the defeat of the Ijabu empie by the British. Even though the Ijebu had what it took to defeat the British, they failed due to some technical knowledge applied by the British.

What about the fall of Kano in 1903 and the Protectorate, not the Sokoto empire? In fact, they were involved in post- destroying the states and enforcing taxation on men. Though Lugard was slow in defeating the Kano, he did so gradually until he eventually destroyed the Kano empire.

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