* "git merge" used to allow merging two branches that have no common base by default, which led to a brand new history of an existing project created and then get pulled by an unsuspecting maintainer,which allowed an unnecessary parallel history merged into the existing project. The command has been taught not to allow this by default, with an escape hatch "--allow-unrelated-histories" option to be used in a rare event that merges histories of two projects that started their lives independently.
Please refer the release note of version 2.9 release note you will find above information
And now to allow unrelated histories use the command
git rebase origin/development --allow-unrelated-histories
For better understanding about these commands go through the following crash course on git that will help you to understand git well