- Feb 25, 2006
Much later, his head was cut and displayed on a pole outside Sokoto as a warning for future traitors.
It's intriguing to see how much Sokoto's conquests have already changed the region in the span of a few short years. The slave trade is starting to collapse (good riddance!), and Abu Bakr's apparently laying the groundwork for a professional military that will become the envy of West Africa, by the sounds of things. With luck, within another couple decades or so they might even find themselves in a good enough state to fight off the European colonizing powers when they turn their attention to that corner of the world...