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Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 12:17am On Oct 06, 2019
I have seen a lot impostors and ethnic warriors who want to promote their crude ethnic tendencies spew a lot of vitriol on this forum about Igbos and Ibibios, of late lots of threads have been created to foster the hate and bigotry.

To set the record straight, No right thinking Igbo born will there claim any territory in Akwa ibom they know it does not exist. There is no Local government area in akwa ibom that is igbo speaking or has igbo speakers. What we have in akwa ibom are border villages that may harbor speakers of both languages as is common in border villages all over the world. But in those villages , being small towns everyone knows who is who, and where each family comes from, where they are land disputes they await border delineation by the Federal government to clear it up. But everyone knows their tribe and where their families belong.

On the contrary, precolonialism the igbo wars of aggression claimed ancient ibibio land.
During the tribal wars, igbos occupied towns like Aba, Ngwa land , Aro and others which are Ancestral ibibio land and some ibibios left their occupied inland ancestral homes and migrated downward towards the Atlantic to the present day Akwa ibom state.

Aba = hole or space in ibibio language. ( in ancient ibibio belief,that's the hole the ibibios believed the spirit of their ancestors would come out from, the original name was Aba Ekpo meaning spirits hole in ibibio).
Abiriba = It takes two to play. Original name Ebere iba referring to the traditional ibibio sword fight called Ukwa, usually displayed by Ekpo masquerades.
Ngwa= feather in ibibio language.
Aro= thing in ibibio. the igbos after their wars of aggression added chukwu to aro making Arochuwkwu. The original name of Arochuwkwu was AroAbasi meaning Gods thing in ibibio.a sacred land of the ibibios set aside for their God.

If you go to those cities you will find indigenous ibibio people in those lands even though some of the have acclimated to igbo language but almost 70% of the igbos in those areas speak ibibio and are ibibios.
Even those who speak igbo know their history, that their ancestors are ibibios.

These tribes are hated by igbos in igboland because they always accuse them of being ibibios or not being igbo enough. That's a fact.

The ibibios historical have no quarrel with igbos because deep down we know a lot of them especially the ones I have mentioned In This writeup are our kin who choose to stay in their ancestral homes instead of migrating with their ancestors after the igbo war of aggression.

If you go to Arochuwkwu today you will see ibom hall that houses otherwise called the long juju house. They long juju are ibibio gods which are still worshiped in Arochuwkwu today. People there bear ibibio names like Uko, udo, etc.
They play Ekpe, Ekpo masquerades and can read chant and write Nsibidi. And share cultural ties and similarities with their ibibio ancestors. These culture is a remnant of their ibibio ancestry and heritage.

The igbos are occupying ancestral ibibio land and majority in those ancestral ibibio land are our own kith and kin.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by cenaman(m): 12:19am On Oct 06, 2019
Ngwa the most wicked tribe in ibo land.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 12:20am On Oct 06, 2019
I dare anyone to challenge this truth and I will refer you to the history of the ihibio people and their wars prior to the arrival of the white men in the territory now known as Nigeria.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Mrcandlewood(m): 12:44am On Oct 06, 2019
Ask yourself why does it matter now?
Ok if you're correct these lands belong to Ibibios in the past...and now Igbos in the present...u want them to go and chase them away??

Same thing happening in Israel, lands belonged to Israel before Roman conquests, then it became Palestinian territory, then it became Israel again...what's happening now? Fight fight fight!

It's best to let sleeping dogs lie...both tribes have moved on...mbok

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 12:51am On Oct 06, 2019
Mrcandlewood:
Ask yourself why does it matter now?
Ok if you're correct these lands belong to Ibibios in the past...and now Igbos in the present...u want them to go and chase them away??

Same thing happening in Israel, lands belonged to Israel before Roman conquests, then it became Palestinian territory, then it became Israel again...what's happening now? Fight fight fight!

It's best to let sleeping dogs lie...both tribes have moved on...mbok
Nobody is chasing anyone out, we just want to set the record straight for there are some who may not know this historical fact.
Majority of those called igbos in the present day igboland especially in the city and towns I have mentioned have ibibio ancestry.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 12:58am On Oct 06, 2019
cenaman:
Ngwa the most wicked tribe in ibo land.
You must be an igbo who hate our ibibio kin from Ngwa. See that proves my point.
We know you hate them, the reason is because they are different, they have ibibio ancestry.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Mrcandlewood(m): 1:12am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

Nobody is chasing anyone out, we just want to set the record straight for there are some who may not know this historical fact.
Majority of those called igbos in the present day igboland especially in the city and towns I have mentioned have ibibio ancestry.
And many ibibio people have Igbo ancestry too..are we good now?

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 1:15am On Oct 06, 2019
Mrcandlewood:

And many ibibio people have Igbo ancestry too..are we good now?
Which igboland are the ibibios occupying?
There is none. But Igbos are occupying our Ibibio territories.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Mrcandlewood(m): 2:06am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

Which igboland are the ibibios occupying?
There is none. But Igbos are occupying our Ibibio territories.
So what do you suggest?

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by NigeriaIsDoomed: 2:24am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:
I have seen a lot impostors and ethnic warriors who want to promote their crude ethnic tendencies spew a lot of vitriol on this forum about Igbos and Ibibios, of late lots of threads have been created to foster the hate and bigotry.

To set the record straight, No right thinking Igbo born will there claim any territory in Akwa ibom they know it does not exist. There is no Local government area in akwa ibom that is igbo speaking or has igbo speakers. What we have in akwa ibom are border villages that may harbor speakers of both languages as is common in border villages all over the world. But in those villages , being small towns everyone knows who is who, and where each family comes from, where they are land disputes they await border delineation by the Federal government to clear it up. But everyone knows their tribe and where their families belong.

On the contrary, precolonialism the igbo wars of aggression claimed ancient ibibio land.
During the tribal wars, igbos occupied towns like Aba, Ngwa land , Aro and others which are Ancestral ibibio land and some ibibios left their occupied inland ancestral homes and migrated downward towards the Atlantic to the present day Akwa ibom state.

Aba = hole or space in ibibio language. ( in ancient ibibio belief,that's the hole the ibibios believed the spirit of their ancestors would come out from, the original name was Aba Ekpo meaning spirits hole in ibibio).
Abiriba = It takes two to play. Original name Ebere iba referring to the traditional ibibio sword fight called Ukwa, usually displayed by Ekpo masquerades.
Ngwa= feather in ibibio language.
Aro= thing in ibibio. the igbos after their wars of aggression added chukwu to aro making Arochuwkwu. The original name of Arochuwkwu was AroAbasi meaning Gods thing in ibibio.a sacred land of the ibibios set aside for their God.

If you go to those cities you will find indigenous ibibio people in those lands even though some of the have acclimated to igbo language but almost 70% of the igbos in those areas speak ibibio and are ibibios.
Even those who speak igbo know their history, that their ancestors are ibibios.

These tribes are hated by igbos in igboland because they always accuse them of being ibibios or not being igbo enough. That's a fact.

The ibibios historical have no quarrel with igbos because deep down we know a lot of them especially the ones I have mentioned In This writeup are our kin who choose to stay in their ancestral homes instead of migrating with their ancestors after the igbo war of aggression.

If you go to Arochuwkwu today you will see ibom hall that houses otherwise called the long juju house. They long juju are ibibio gods which are still worshiped in Arochuwkwu today. People there bear ibibio names like Uko, udo, etc.
They play Ekpe, Ekpo masquerades and can read chant and write Nsibidi. And share cultural ties and similarities with their ibibio ancestors. These culture is a remnant of their ibibio ancestry and heritage.

The igbos are occupying ancestral ibibio land and majority in those ancestral ibibio land are our own kith and kin.

Fact and Truth

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Nobody: 3:01am On Oct 06, 2019
I heard that Enugu is ancestral Birom land grin

Cc lzaa

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by papaput2(m): 3:18am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:
I have seen a lot impostors and ethnic warriors who want to promote their crude ethnic tendencies spew a lot of vitriol on this forum about Igbos and Ibibios, of late lots of threads have been created to foster the hate and bigotry.

To set the record straight, No right thinking Igbo born will there claim any territory in Akwa ibom they know it does not exist. There is no Local government area in akwa ibom that is igbo speaking or has igbo speakers. What we have in akwa ibom are border villages that may harbor speakers of both languages as is common in border villages all over the world. But in those villages , being small towns everyone knows who is who, and where each family comes from, where they are land disputes they await border delineation by the Federal government to clear it up. But everyone knows their tribe and where their families belong.

On the contrary, precolonialism the igbo wars of aggression claimed ancient ibibio land.
During the tribal wars, igbos occupied towns like Aba, Ngwa land , Aro and others which are Ancestral ibibio land and some ibibios left their occupied inland ancestral homes and migrated downward towards the Atlantic to the present day Akwa ibom state.

Aba = hole or space in ibibio language. ( in ancient ibibio belief,that's the hole the ibibios believed the spirit of their ancestors would come out from, the original name was Aba Ekpo meaning spirits hole in ibibio).
Abiriba = It takes two to play. Original name Ebere iba referring to the traditional ibibio sword fight called Ukwa, usually displayed by Ekpo masquerades.
Ngwa= feather in ibibio language.
Aro= thing in ibibio. the igbos after their wars of aggression added chukwu to aro making Arochuwkwu. The original name of Arochuwkwu was AroAbasi meaning Gods thing in ibibio.a sacred land of the ibibios set aside for their God.

If you go to those cities you will find indigenous ibibio people in those lands even though some of the have acclimated to igbo language but almost 70% of the igbos in those areas speak ibibio and are ibibios.
Even those who speak igbo know their history, that their ancestors are ibibios.

These tribes are hated by igbos in igboland because they always accuse them of being ibibios or not being igbo enough. That's a fact.

The ibibios historical have no quarrel with igbos because deep down we know a lot of them especially the ones I have mentioned In This writeup are our kin who choose to stay in their ancestral homes instead of migrating with their ancestors after the igbo war of aggression.

If you go to Arochuwkwu today you will see ibom hall that houses otherwise called the long juju house. They long juju are ibibio gods which are still worshiped in Arochuwkwu today. People there bear ibibio names like Uko, udo, etc.
They play Ekpe, Ekpo masquerades and can read chant and write Nsibidi. And share cultural ties and similarities with their ibibio ancestors. These culture is a remnant of their ibibio ancestry and heritage.

The igbos are occupying ancestral ibibio land and majority in those ancestral ibibio land are our own kith and kin.



Facts .....been wondering too some similarities

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by igbodefendercom: 4:36am On Oct 06, 2019
Igbos are not a group with one ancestor. Rather, Igbos are different people with one culture. Igbos come from Nubia-Egypt, Israel, Igala, Ibibio,Ijaw, etc. But we have one culture that makes us Igbo.

Aro has Igbo-Ibibio origins. Igbo's and Ibibios have always been close like twins, and will not be divided at this time. Nobody can drive a wedge between the Igbo's and the Ibibios.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by selemempe: 4:57am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

You must be an igbo who hate our ibibio kin from Ngwa. See that proves my point.
We know you hate them, the reason is because they are different, they have ibibio ancestry.
a rabid Igbo hater such as yourself has no place talking about Igbos and unity. Don't be a unity begger.
Can you tell us when this so called Igbo war of aggression happened? Who led it? Which Igbo clan was he from and in what year?

How come they chased you out of ngwa and didn't chase you out of uyo and complete the annexation?

We accept that for 400 years (longer than Nigeria has existed) the ibibios and the Igbos plus the ijaws and ogonis were in a political and cultural arrangement called Aro confederacy. A lot of shared names and culture...but to suggest nonsense not known to history is wicked and sick

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by carzola(m): 5:15am On Oct 06, 2019
During the civil war biafran soldiers and igbos where killing akwa ibomites to take over their teritory .. This stories were told to me by my grand parents...
My mum is from arochukwu but there had to leave nd run to other akwa ibom teritory during wars....

That's why as an akwa ibom I can't vote an igbo man or support biafra cause we know their tru intention...

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by RussianKGB: 5:31am On Oct 06, 2019
selemempe:
a rabid Igbo hater such as yourself has no place talking about Igbos and unity. Don't be a unity begger.
Can you tell us when this so called Igbo war of aggression happened? Who led it? Which Igbo clan was he from and in what year?

How come they chased you out of ngwa and didn't chase you out of uyo and complete the annexation?

We accept that for 400 years (longer than Nigeria has existed) the ibibios and the Igbos plus the ijaws and ogonis were in a political and cultural arrangement called Aro confederacy. A lot of shared names and culture...but to suggest nonsense not known to history is wicked and sick

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by justtoodark: 5:47am On Oct 06, 2019
they will not listen,we have been tellin dem dem for years to dont mess with the delta....

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Area4Area: 5:51am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

Nobody is chasing anyone out, we just want to set the record straight for there are some who may not know this historical fact.
Majority of those called igbos in the present day igboland especially in the city and towns I have mentioned have ibibio ancestry.
Woww, just reading this for the fine time. I used to think that we had Ibibios around that area because of trade and intermarriage, we learn everyday though

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Tofax: 6:09am On Oct 06, 2019
carzola:
During the civil war biafran soldiers and igbos where killing akwa ibomites to take over their teritory .. This stories were told to me by my grand parents...
My mum is from arochukwu but there had to leave nd run to other akwa ibom teritory during wars....

That's why as an akwa ibom I can't vote an igbo man or support biafra cause we know their tru intention...


Who are the Biafran soldiers that killed Akwa ibomites during the war? do you know the second in command of Biafra is Philip Efiong. he is from present day Akwa Ibom state. Akwa ibom is among the old eastern region of Biafra. guy go back and read his book, NIGERIA AND BIAFRA: MY STORY BY PHILIP EFIONG.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Sofistcatdmoron: 6:11am On Oct 06, 2019
grin grin

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Sofistcatdmoron: 6:16am On Oct 06, 2019
ibibio igbo, ijaw igbo delta igbo aro igbo ,jewish igbo,ikwerre igbos, whatever igbo we are biafrans,

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 6:29am On Oct 06, 2019
Area4Area:
Woww, just reading this for the fine time. I used to think that we had Ibibios around that area because of trade and intermarriage, we learn everyday though

Well now you know. This is a historical fact. If you listen carefully you will hear the degoratory terms used by fellow igbos to describe people from these areas that I mentioned, because there has always been mistrust that those ibibios who stayed back in their ancestral homes and did not migrate out of the occupied territories may one day arise join with their ibibio kin and expelled the igbos from their land.
That fear is still there till today. Hence the marginalization and hatred directed towards our ibibio kins in our ancestral land which is today occupied by igbos.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by MelesZenawi: 6:33am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

Nobody is chasing anyone out, we just want to set the record straight for there are some who may not know this historical fact.
Majority of those called igbos in the present day igboland especially in the city and towns I have mentioned have ibibio ancestry.

Oga listen and listen good.

The argument here is that there is no Igbo man in Akwa Ibom and no Ibibio in Abia state....that is it.


So your argument won't hold at all. Abia remains Igbo and Akwa Ibom ibibio , annang and other languages.


That how is it.


Stop creating confusion up and down.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by MelesZenawi: 6:35am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:
Which igboland are the ibibios occupying? There is none. But Igbos are occupying our Ibibio territories.

Another lies cropping up.
Igbos are in their lands pls. No Ibibio in Abia state.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by MelesZenawi: 6:37am On Oct 06, 2019
imhotep:
I heard that Enugu is ancestral Birom land grin

Cc lzaa


No, Abia is an ancestral fulani, annang and Ibibio land...
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by MelesZenawi: 6:39am On Oct 06, 2019
NigeriaIsDoomed:
Fact and Truth
lol
let him go and carry Aba and ngwa then..

No be only fact but trash.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 6:40am On Oct 06, 2019
MelesZenawi:


Oga listen and listen good.

The argument here is that there is no Igbo man in Akwa Ibom and no Ibibio in Abia state....that is it.


So your argument won't hold at all. Abia remains Igbo and Akwa Ibom ibibio , annang and other languages.


That how is it.


Stop creating confusion up and down.
You dont know your history.
I visit Arochuwkwu often. I fit right in there as an ibibio man that's the land of my ancestors. It may be in Abia state now, some people there may speak igbo but it is an ancestral ibibio land. And some of the people are my kin.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Unseen(m): 6:40am On Oct 06, 2019
One BMC will just wake up and start posting his imagination on Nairaland to create divide and rule, and the so called SS will start masturbating.

Personally, I want an only Igbo Biafra. And I am sure several Igbos want this same.

Divide and rule easily works with these SS people and we won't need such loop holes in Biafra.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by MelesZenawi: 6:48am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

You dont know your history.
I visit Arochuwkwu often. I fit right in there as an ibibio man that's the land of my ancestors. It may be in Abia state now, some people there may speak igbo but it is an ancestral ibibio land. And some of the people are my kin.

You are not serious at all.

So is no longer , no Igbos in Akwa-Ibom now it is Ibibio in Abia state...


Let me set the record straight....Igbos and Ibibios have nothing in common. Check previous threads and see where your brothers stated that clearly.

So don't come into igboland and be claiming lands that doesn't belong to you....It won't work.

Stop spreading lies and rumours, most importantly.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by MelesZenawi: 6:49am On Oct 06, 2019
Unseen:
One BMC will just wake up and start posting his imagination on Nairaland to create divide and rule, and the so called SS will start masturbating.

Personally, I want an only Igbo Biafra. And I am sure several Igbos want this same.

Divide and rule easily works with these SS people and we won't need such loop holes in Biafra.


Exactly.

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by AmuDimpka: 6:50am On Oct 06, 2019
Atouke:

You dont know your history.
I visit Arochuwkwu often. I fit right in there as an ibibio man that's the land of my ancestors. It may be in Abia state now, some people there may speak igbo but it is an ancestral ibibio land. And some of the people are my kin.

Wake up... Your ancestors were defeated and Chased away in Aro war... The remants are minorities
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Atouke: 7:05am On Oct 06, 2019
MelesZenawi:


You are not serious at all.

So is no longer available longer, no Igbos in Akwa-Ibom now it is Ibibio in Abia state...


Let me set the record straight....Igbos and Ibibios have nothing in common. Check previous threads and see where your brothers stated that clearly.

So don't come into igboland and be claiming lands that doesn't belong to you....It won't work.

Stop spreading lies and rumours, most importantly.
You don't know your history. You call yourself igbo yet you don't know this basic historical fact about the land you now occupy belongs to ibibios.

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