Eze Chukwuemeka Eri of Eri Community in Aguleri, Anambra state says that Benin people left Eri before establishing Ife. He also stated that the Igbo and Igala races also started from Eri, Aguleri. The traditional ruler made the statement during an interview with Daily Trust.
There is the need for us to look inwards because there are values in our culture. Let’s appreciate what we have; it is for our good.
Benin people left here to establish the Benin Kingdom before establishing Ife. It is not only the Igbo and Igala that originated from here. Eri had five children; among them was only one female.
He made many other statements about other cultural issues. See the other things he said here.