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Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by Ezegedegreat: 2:12pm On Jun 24
Inikpi the Igala Princess That Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With Nine Maidens - See Why She Did It

Women have always stood a chance in the history of Nigeria. One of the beautiful heroes hails from Kogi state. We may not have heard about so many stories from Kogi state but we cannot forget what Late Princess Inikpi sacrificed to the Igala Kingdom.

The people of Kogi will never forget her kind heart and unselfish devotion that allowed them to be rescued and the Igala country to survive.

Late Princess Inikpi’s tale is one of bravery and valour. Inikpi was Ayegbu Oma Idoko’s only child and the previous Atta of Igala Kingdom’s only daughter. She was referred to as Inikpi Oma’fedo baba, which translates to “Inikpi, the father’s beloved.”

However, It all began with a battle involving Benin and the Igala tribe, which rendered the area dangerous, causing farmlands to be taken over by the invaders and streams to be poisoned, killing anybody who drank from them. There was no completely safe place.

The Igalas worried hunger and a shortage of water would lead to their deaths. When the Atta, which means King, consulted the oracle, it foretold that they would only be able to reverse their fate and win the battle if the princess, the king’s only daughter, was buried alive. The king was in tears, distressed and sad. He went days without eating or drinking, wishing for an alternative. No parent wants their child to die no matter the type of child.

The princess observed her father’s concern and inquired as to the cause of his grief. So instead of having the conversation, he waited seven days before giving her the explanation, but on the eighth day, he gave in and revealed the Oracle’s words.

The Princess adored her father and the people as much as they adored her, and she couldn’t stomach delaying the answer that would preserve Igala country. Princess Inikpi did not raise an objection or struggle. As a result, she freely accepted to be offered and set off towards Idah the market square, where she had been buried beside nine slaves who would assist her in her passage to the afterlife.

Inikpi the Igala Princess That Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With Nine Maidens - See Why She Did It

The Igala people praised her for her bravery, despite the terrible outcome. Following the sacrifice, the myth goes that when the Bini forces approached to attack, they saw the entire town in flames and fled, thinking there was no point in fighting in a city that is already on fire; nevertheless, it was Inikpi’s blood that fooled them due to the sacrifice’s effect.

The Princess’s involvement in avoiding calamity in Igala country is still remembered as a significant historical event in the Igala people’s lives. In honor of the princess, many individuals in Idah now go by the name Inikpi.

The sacrifice was precious and risky, but it restored peace in Igala country.

Princess Inikpi, who was sacrificed for the Igalas to survive, is the unifying element in Igala territory to this day.

A monument of the princess sits in “Ega” in Idah, which is regarded as the Igala traditional headquarters, in honour of her sacrifice and bravery

Source: https://yawabase.com/history-inikpi-the-igala-princess-who-sacrificed-herself-to-be-killed-along-with-nine-maidens/

Re: Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by majamajic(m): 2:17pm On Jun 24
Nigeria is 37 countries
Re: Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by Barbiturate(m): 2:40pm On Jun 24
I watched the movie by mercy Johnson. Really interesting movie!

The igalas should set aside a day to commemorate this brave princess and the nine maidens
Re: Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by Kobojunkie: 4:29pm On Jun 24
Ezegedegreat:

The Princess adored her father and the people as much as they adored her, and she couldn’t stomach delaying the answer that would preserve Igala country. Princess Inikpi did not raise an objection or struggle. As a result, she freely accepted to be offered and set off towards Idah the market square, where she had been buried beside nine slaves who would assist her in her passage to the afterlife.

Inikpi the Igala Princess That Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With Nine Maidens - See Why She Did It

The Igala people praised her for her bravery, despite the terrible outcome. Following the sacrifice, the myth goes that when the Bini forces approached to attack, they saw the entire town in flames and fled, thinking there was no point in fighting in a city that is already on fire; nevertheless, it was Inikpi’s blood that fooled them due to the sacrifice’s effect.

The Princess’s involvement in avoiding calamity in Igala country is still remembered as a significant historical event in the Igala people’s lives. In honor of the princess, many individuals in Idah now go by the name Inikpi.

The sacrifice was precious and risky, but it restored peace in Igala country.
I hate stories such as these. I mean, according to the story, only one had to die for the tribe. If bravery is accorded the princess for her sacrifice, what about the 9 gals who were roped into the death pact of no real choice of their own? undecided
Re: Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by Kobojunkie: 4:31pm On Jun 24
Barbiturate:
I watched the movie by mercy Johnson. Really interesting movie!

The igalas should set aside a day to commemorate this brave princess and the nine maidens
You think commemorating them would appease the maidens who were forced into this death pact because they were considered lesser beings than your princess who wanted to please her father in this? undecided
Re: Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by Barbiturate(m): 4:44pm On Jun 24
Kobojunkie:
You think commemorating them would appease the maidens who were forced into this death pact because they were considered lesser beings than your princess who wanted to please her father in this? undecided

I don't argue with junkies
Re: Inikpi The Igala Princess Who Sacrificed Herself To Be Killed Along With 9 Maide by Kobojunkie: 4:48pm On Jun 24
Barbiturate:

I don't argue with junkies
This from the one whose moniker reads "Barbiturate"? undecided

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