Today In Nigerian/African History; 10th April

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On this day in 2014: Wasila Tasi’u, a fourteen (14) years old girl, who was forced into marriage, killed the groom, Umaru Sani thirty five (35) years old and three of his friends with a poisoned meal at the wedding party in the village of Unguwar Yansoro village, Kaduna.  Tasiu confessed to poisoning her husband’s meal.  On May 20, 2015, prosecutors withdrew murder charges against the girl.

Also on this day in 1854 – The constitution of the Orange Free State in south Africa was proclaimed.

South African Boers accept British terms of surrender.

The Second Boer War otherwise known as the Second Anglo-Boer War or the South African War,occurred from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902. The United Kingdom fought the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. The British war effort was supported by troops from several regions of the British Empire, including Southern Africa, the Australiancolonies, Canada, Newfoundland, British India, and New Zealand. The war ended in victory for the British and the annexation of both republics. Both would eventually be incorporated into the Union of South Africa in 1910.

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