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Pro-Oyo forces attempted to regroup at Akese, but Ilorin pursued and destroyed Gbogun. Ago Oja allied with Ilorin, while Saki and Iganna became tributaries to Ilorin. Overall, Ilorin overran most of Oyo’s Ibarapa province, destroying several undocumented towns and raiding “as far south as Abeokuta.” According to Robin Law, “the only check to Ilorin expansion … came when an Ilorin army attempted an invasion of Ijesa country … [but] they found that the forests of Ijesaland were unsuited for the operation of their cavalry.” In the south, the Owiwi war involved an attempt by Ijebu, “assisted by a small Ibadan contingent,” to attack Abeokuta, but the offensive was repulsed at Owiwi Creek. Dahomey attacked the town of Kpaloko.

At the coast, there were only five documented slave ships, three destined for Cuba and one each to Brazil and Sierra Leone. Documented totals were around 2,500 people, while over 7,000 individuals left from unspecified places.

For citations see: Henry B. Lovejoy, "Mapping Uncertainty: The Collapse of Oyo and the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1816-1836," Journal of Global Slavery 4, 2 (2019): 127-161. (Open source access).

Documented Slave Voyages in 1832

Voyage ID Name Departure Arrival Individuals
51856 Tibério (1832) Unspecified Brazil 490
1250 Indagadora (1832) Lagos Cuba 138
1252 Segunda Tentativa (1832) Lagos Cuba 478
1266 Negrito (1832) Ouidah Cuba 534
2431 Segunda Teresa (1832) Ouidah Sierra Leone 460

*Ship totals with the same number based on imputted data. See Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (