There are more town walls in Nigeria than in all the rest of West Africa. In the field, they inevitably aroused a curiosity about where they led; how they were built; how long they were; where the gateways or entrances were and where their related pathways led; whether their cross-profiles changed; what they enclosed and what they kept out; when they were built and why. The terms used for their various modes of construction and delineation are explained below.


Oral Tradition City Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site Conservation Agreement Town Wall 
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