The city of Zaria, about an hour from Kaduna is an ancient settlement founded by the Hausa-Fulani Emirate. Occupied by moslems, headed by an emir and surrounded by a wall thicker from its looks than five feet. Five times every day, devout moslems from the “city” come out to the central mosque in front of the emir’s palace to pray. We arrived there at such a time and such couldn’t do more than mere pacing and a little sight-seeing. From what we learnt later, the suspicions of the emir of the old city of the christian missionaries led to the founding of the first church in Northern Nigeria at a place a few miles out of the city gates. An interesting story.

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