British Expedition Against the Yoni 1887

[ 1887 ]

[Yoni also spelled Yonni]

Frustrated by years of the local chief breaking their word over slavery in 1887 the Government decided to make an example of one tribe the Yonni sending a force of West Indies and R.N. sailors with rockets against them. After some skirmishes, one column was ambushed six times in two miles, and the use of the rockets the Yonni surrendered.