Abstract: A major challenge in our society is the issue of indigenity. It has affected to a reasonable level in many instances peace and tranquility of the society as indigenes and migrant setters conflict over who actually is land lord and who is the settler. This is a problem to the development of our societies as under such climate, tension revolves around the peoples. Similar situation have degenerated to violent crisis in many towns in Nigeria over the years as noted in Jos, Kaduna and other towns in Nigeria. In the case of Minna, recent developments in its history show the struggle to claim ownership/indigenity between the Native Gbagyi and the other languages such as the hausa and nupe. This study adopts conceptual method to articulate and analyze the historical origin of Minna, discuss its transformation from a hill top settlement to being a state capital. The study saw it necessary to explain the dynamics that have led to the nature of relationship which produced the current development in the history of Minna town.
Salihu Ibrahim and Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Ahmad Sabri, 2018. Questioning Indigenity: A Perspective in the History of Minna Town 1910-1976. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 5349-5355.