Date: April 03, 2020, 04:57:51 PM
Lord Lugard will never make heaven – Prof Darah: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Frederick Lugard came to this end of the world as the security officer of the Royal Niger Company , that company came to do business. It was in charge of all the riverine areas. Charter was given to them in 1885 to trade and make profit in this regionWe had independent kingdoms in the region – Bonny, Isoko, Efik, Calaber, Ukwuani , Ijaw , Urhobo, Itsekiri, Onitsha, Igala, Benin kingdom, the biggest of them all . To bring these people under control so that you could trade conveniently you needed some military might.The Royal Niger company was given powers by the British parliament to form its own army, they called it Constabulary to go and deal with these natives going to interrupt trade, suppress the area and bring civilization there.