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Recently Added Boys masquerade and Small Girls Parade, Abiriba, 1938. Picture courtesy of Bar. Emeka Maduewesi  These pictures were taken by Gwilym Iwan Jones who served as in the the Colonial Service and served as an Administrative Officer in Nigeria from 1926 to 1946. He served mostly in the Eastern Region where he became District Officer for Bende and adjacent divisions of what was then Owerri Province. Boys masquerade and Small Girls Parade, Abiriba, 1938. Picture courtesy of Bar. Emeka Maduewesi  These pictures were taken by Gwilym Iwan Jones who served as in the the Colonial Service and served as an Administrative Officer in Nigeria from 1926 to 1946. He served mostly in the Eastern Region where he became District Officer for Bende and adjacent divisions of what was then Owerri Province. Picture of Obu Ekpe Abiriba as captured in 1938. Picture of Obu Ekpe Abiriba as captured in 1938. On Saturday 11th July 2015, the Family and Friends of John Okiyi Kalu (JOK) joined him to pay his last respect to his late step-father Late Chief Uduma Uzoegwu .The remains of the sage, who was described in the funeral programme as a practical man and a man of integrity, was laid to rest at his compound in Ndi Uduma, Amamba Abiriba Ohafia LGA of Abia State. May His soul rest in perfect peace, Amen. On Saturday 11th July 2015, the Family and Friends of John Okiyi Kalu (JOK) joined him to pay his last respect to his late step-father Late Chief Uduma Uzoegwu .The remains of the sage, who was described in the funeral programme as a practical man and a man of integrity, was laid to rest at his compound in Ndi Uduma, Amamba Abiriba Ohafia LGA of Abia State. May His soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

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The people who occupy the territory known as Abiriba descended from the Igbo and Efik people of Calabar. They migrated from the upper Cross River area centuries ago led by a Nnachi Oken, from whom the title "Enachioken" ("The Monarch") originates. Initially, they occupied a smaller territory which expanded when the Abiriba people routed the surrounding Nkporo people and took over their lands. The Abiriba people were war-like and quickly established themselves in the area.[citation needed]

The origin of the Abiriba people is not as speculative as the origin of other Igbos of southeastern Nigeria. Historical evidence supports the fact that Abiriba people have common ancestor with the Yakor tribe of Ekoi of cross river basin and the people of Arochukwu.[citation needed] At Ekoi, constant disputes between the seven families under Ukpaghiri prompted the clan to move to Ena and finally to Akpa.

 

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