Ammonihah was the city of Amulek. Alma and Amulek had warned them of impending destruction if they did not repent. Their attitude was encapsulated in the following statement, We will not believe thy words if thou shouldst prophesy that this great city should be destroyed in one day (Alma 9:4). The Lord loves a challenge, and he met their challenge, for they were destroyed; yea, every living soul of the Ammonihahites was destroyed, and also their great city, which they said God could not destroy, because of its greatness. But behold, in one day it was left desolate; and the carcases were mangled by dogs and wild beasts of the wilderness (Alma 16:9-10).