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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The time has come to relive the history and turn Kiriji War site into an international tourism destination. At the end of the harrowing war, ikriji was an international intervention by the colonial lords which led to the signing of a peace treaty on September 23, This war brought peace within Yoruba land and till date, there has been no war among the Yoruba.
The cause of this internecine war has been documented in history books which is essentially a spirited attempt by the Ekiti and the Ijesha to overthrow the overlordship of the Ibadan which was then establishing an empire wsr a sort.
Latoosa: The Kakanfo that triggered Kiriji War
And in its bids to sustain and maintain its hold on outer territories, the Ibadan posted Ajele klriji far-flung areas where its influence ruled the day. Ajele was called to protect the interest of Ibadan in barely all Yoruba land to rule the conquered territories on behalf of Ibadan.
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Why tourism should be included in orientation camp for corps…. Enhancing museum education activities for tourism…. According to history, there was a particular day that one of the Ajeles got drunk and intoxicated with power, allegedly had kkiriji intercourse with the wife of Fabunmi, a great warrior and a native of Oke-Imesi.
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When Fabunmi heard about this brazen oppression, he was so annoyed and he beheaded the Ajele and sent the head to the Ibadan monarch. Fabunmi knew that what he did would lead to war so he went to his motherland for support so as to fight against the Ibadan monarch. In preparation for the looming war, the Ekiti formed a confederacy called Ekiti Parapo and declared their independence from Ibadan.
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It is the place where the warriors made their weapons in olden days during the war. It is where Latoosa died.
Latoosa was the leader of the Ibadan warriors. The tree was planted klriji the place where Latoosa died because he acknowledged that Latoosa was his leader and also because of the relationship between them in Ibadan. It is called that name because the warriors used the tree as bullet shield during the war when their opponents were shooting. It was said that anything someone says in that place will come to pass. This is another place where tobacco taba was grounded for Latoosa. wat
The grounding space is still there till today. It is an open mountain to which warriors go to ground tobacco. However, they were always vulnerable to attack at this location.
The kirijo landmark where peace was restored to halt the internecine war.
It is the place where all the stakeholders signed to end the war on September 23, The Twelve Articles were signed and inserted in a bottle and buried in the hole of about six feet. There are caves where the warriors do hide during the war. They could stay there for abut three weeks. The caves are nine in number; Some caves can contain to people. There is a local pool, the warriors had their bath there.
The pool is called Omi Iwosan. There is a belief that the water heals. Also, there is a rock called Okuta Alabahun Tortoise Rock.
It is held that a tortoise turned into the rock. These places are great tourism attractions which are in the process of being developed and will attract tourists all over the world.
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