The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

87 Hassan ibn Yārik heard the envoys and veried that the matter in Kilwa was as they described. He then ordered the Kilwa messengers to be killed, and made immediate preparations to attack Kilwa that very night. The news reached Kilwa, and the people there mobilized in large numbers, arms and supplies to defend their land. In the morning, they saw the ships of Hassan ibn Yārik approaching with the ghters and soldiers on board. A erce war erupted as a result, with many people killed and many others injured, captured and eeing. In their panic, the soldiers dispersed in the sea and the woods. When Hassan ibn Yārik was informed of the situation, he could not think of anything but saving his own skin and escaping from there. Terried, Hassan