These caves were discovered in the early part of the 20th century. The Marshall Caves are fifty-nine dwellings dug into sandstone escarpments. No ones knows for sure who used the caves, though it is obvious they were once inhabited by humans.
Speculation is that local indigenous people used the caves to hide from slave raiders associated with the Emir of Bauchi and/or Arabic slave raiders coming down from the Sahara region. The caves feature rock paintings and engravings in various lines, presumably created by their initial inhabitants.
Location: km-40 Bauchi-Gombe High Way, Mainamaji Village, Bauchi
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