HISTORY REVISITED: THE TAKING OF KANO

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The accounts given here show that the city which the force has entered is no mere collection of native huts, but is the huge civilised capital of a flourishing country. We have taken over a new India, a fact to which Canon Charles Robinson alludes in his "Nigeria, our Latest Protectorate (Horace Marshall and Son), which contains an interesting description of Kano.
“A resemblance between Nigeria and India,” he says, “may be pointed out in respect not only of climate but of general culture and civilisation. The Hausas, for example, are no more [savages] than were the majority of the peoples of India at the time when English rule was finally established among them.”
Particulars of the British entry into the city were contained in the following telegrams:- From Governor Sir F. Lugard to the Earl of Onslow.-- Received Colonial Office, February 13, 1903. Fifty miles from Zaria, February 8, Kano occupied by Colonel Morland, February 3. Lieutenant S. B. B. Dyer, 2nd Life Guards, severely wounded, sword cuts, wrist. Wounded all doing well. Captain J. Farquhar, R.A., slightly wounded.Twelve rank and file wounded. Town uninjured. No one hurt except combatants, of whom 300 killed. Emir had proceeded with 1,000 horse northward Sokoto."
The Sphere; an Illustrated Newspaper for the Home
February 28, 1903
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Got it. Thank you
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History student,Weldon
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