International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Legacies of British Empire among Akwanga Societies in North Central Nigeria
Amin Zaigi Ngharen

The British Empire may be politically over in most of its outlandish districts but its legacy has sank its roots deep into the soil and soul of the ex-colonies that the combine forces of time and history may not be able to reverse. This paper takes issue with British policies among Akwanga societies and the lingering crisis, unending bloodbath and division bequeathed on them. It discusses the source of chronic instability in these societies. The documentation and scholarly analysis of colonial policies watershed years of conquest and consolidation of British rule has not been properly done. Nor do the history or standard texts contain much by way of explanations behind motives. This paper aims to remedy this dearth of information. It discusses why after more than fifty five years of political independence, Akwanga societies are still engrossed in litigations and violent conflicts among themselves and their neighbours.

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