History Of Ibibio, Socio-cultural Heritage, More Than 10 Million People In Nig.

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Did you know? …that Ibibio people has about 10million people across Nigeria? Yes, they do. In Akwa Ibom alone they dominate the state. Ibibios are seen in all the three senatorial districts. In Eket Senatorial districts they are in Onna, Mkpat Enin, Ikot Abasi, part of Eket. In Ikot Ekpene they are in Ini and Ikono which is even the origin of the Ibibio people. The Annang, Ekid, Oron, Ibeno and Obolo shares personal names, culture and traditions with the Ibibios. They speaks closely related dialects. The origin of Ibibios Ibibio people were originated from Afaha lineage whose original home was Usak Edet in Cameron. Usak Edet is popularly known as Edit Afaha (Afaha creek). However, following the Aro-Igbo-Ibibio war of 1550AD, the Ibibios moved southward and found a virgin and empty land in Ikono. The Ibibios first settled in Ikono from where they migrated or dispersed to further places becoming the aboriginal people of the present Ibibio lands. Ikono in the present day Ikono Local government which is under Ikot Ekpene senatorial district is the origin of Ibibio. Ikono Ibom moved to Ikot Oku Ikono village. Ikot Oku Ikono village now in Uyo Local Government Area, which is referred to as Ikono Ibom Uyo, a clan carved out of the main Ikono Ibom. Iman Ibom moved to Ekom Iman, now in Etinan Local Government Area and Nsit Ibom moved to Afia Nsit now in Nsit Ibom. The three regards themselves as blood brothers and children of “IBOM”...

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