Aḥmad Lobbo
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Aḥmad Lobbo (d. 1845) was a Fulfulde-speaking leader in Maasina, the inland Niger Delta region of West Africa. His full name is Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Būbū b. Abī Bakr b. Saʿīd, and his popular appellation Seku Aḥmadu Lobbo (Fulfulde seku is from Arabic shaykh).

Aḥmad Lobbo led an early-nineteenth-century military jihād in Maasina. He reportedly secured a flag of allegiance to the Muslim movement led by Usman dan Fodio (ʿUthmān b. Fūdī, d. 1817), founder of the Sokoto Caliphate (1804–1903). Maasina was a Fulfulde-speaking-majority region dominated i…

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Hanson, John H., “Aḥmad Lobbo”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27274>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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