Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sokoto, a Fulah kingdom in the Niger hasin of Central Africa, having Bornu to the E. and Gando to the W., the river Binue forming the S. boundary. With Adamawa it covers an area of about 180,000 square miles. All the cereal crops of Africa are grown, and fruits of various kinds abound. Cotton and indigo, and Shea butter are among the more valuable products. Iron is everywhere plentiful, and other minerals are known to exist. All this tract came under the influence of the Royal Niger Company by its charter of 1886, and was by a proclamation included in the British Protectorate of the Niger Districts.