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Suggestive Similarities Between The Igbo And Oworo Peoples

The Igbo people have several language similarities with the Oworo people of Kogi State. They share several words in their vocabulary. For instance they share the same word for box (akpati) and corn (oka).

INterestingly, the Oworo people say that their progenitor came from a place called Aba. Curiously, their pronunciation of the place is the same withthe Igbo pronunciation for ABa, the city in Abia STate.

The Oworo people also have similar names with the Igbos. For instance the name Mokelu, which is an Igbo name (though, there are differences in tone).

It is very clear that the Oworo people of Kogi State, have deep historical links with the Igbo. They may even have a strong Igbo origin like the people of Opobo and Bonny in Rivers State.

Does anyone know more about these mysterious people, the Oworo? Please enlighten us in the comments.

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We won’t allow anybody take Igbo lands in the name of grazing reserves – Governor Ikpeazu

Governor Ikpeazu of Abia, while speaking on Magic 102.9 FM Aba flagship programme “People and Politics said;

“We don’t need grazing reserves in the South-East, because we don’t have land space for it. There are enough land in the north, so let have grazing reserves there.”

“There is massive landmass in the North to create grazing reserves, we can’t allow anybody to come to South East and take our lands in the name of creating grazing reserves.”

It will be recalled that commercial cattle ranching has been suggested as a much better alternative to grazing reserves which could breed inter-ethnic conflicts.

It has been suggested that the Federal Government should instead

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Abia State Police emergency numbers for reporting suspicious movements

The message blow was culled from the press release of the Abia State Government over tensions between the Abia people and herdsmen/the bloody clashes that occurred in Aba yesterday after an Igbo man was stabbed to death.

It contains emergency numbers to call if one sees any suspicious movement, and it aims to prevent the kind of reprisal killings that occurred in Uzo Uwani, Enugu, when herdsmen attacked the place and 40 people were killed.

If you stay in Abia, please copy at least one of these phone numbers below and store in your phone.