A PRELIMINARY ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF NGAMO PEOPLE OF NDOKTO FARA, FIKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA
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Keywords

Kanem-Borno
Chad-Basin
Islam
Fertile Land

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Hassan Disa Hussaini. (2017). A PRELIMINARY ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF NGAMO PEOPLE OF NDOKTO FARA, FIKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA . Al-Mahram International Journal, 9(1), 85 - 100. Retrieved from http://journals.unimaid.edu.ng/index.php/almahram/article/view/79

Abstract

This paper examines the early history of the Ngamo people in Ndokto Fara, Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, Nigeria. The objective of this paper centres on their history and some traditional ways of life before the coming of Islam. Archaeological methods adopted in the research include; a collection of oral information from the people of the area and archaeological survey. There are two versions of migration among the Ngamowa’s which both link to Kanem Bornu as their ancestral homeland. Over the years, there was a massive movement of hunters/gatherers and pastoralists from the Chad Basin down to Kanem and to other far and nearby locations in search of fertile land, firewood, and security. This paper, therefore, documents versions of these traditions and some traditional ways of life for better understanding and reconstruction of aspects of their past life ways.

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