QUEEN AMINA

WOMAN WARRIOR ON WEDNESDAY: QUEEN AMINA OF ZARIA

  • First woman to become the queen in a male-dominated society.

  • Expanded the territory of the Hausa people of north Africa to its largest borders in history spanning the traditional east-to-west trans- saharan axis.

  • Led an army of 20,000 soldiers to numerous battles and introduced metal armors.

  • Created walls around the city of Zaria providing psychological and physical security.

  • She died during a military campaign battle at Atagara in 1610.

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Amina Zaid