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South Ibie Clan, a Kingdom in Etsako West

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South Ibie is one of the thirteen clans in Etsako. The clan is located east of Etsako West Local Government of Edo state and it is ward five (5) of the twelve (12) wards in the Local Government Area.

The clan is located along old Auchi – Agenebode road. It is bounded in the East by Ekperi clan, on the West Auchi clan, on the North Uzairhue clan and on the South by Aviele clan. South Ibie has a zip code of 312103 and the geographical coordinates of Ibie Nafe is around Longitude 6.3015 and Latitude 7.0564.

COMPOSITION OF SOUTH IBIE CLAN

Sasaro Clan of Akoko-Edo Local Government

 

Sasaro clan in located in Akoko Edo Local Government of Edo State. The clan is among the communities that makes up ward 7 in Akoko-Edo. The clan is located along Auchi – Igarra road on Latitude 7.2132 and Longitude 6.1484 with a zip code of 312115.

The people of Sasaro clan are believed to be descendant of King Eweka the first of Benin Kingdom. The legend has it that three Brothers, Odion, Ohoota and Anama born of the same parent (Eweka the first of Benin) migrated from Benin Kingdom around 12A.D. These

Ozalla Clan of Owan West LGA

Onotare of Ozalla

Ozalla is one of the four clans in Owan west local government in Edo State. The geographical coordinates are: 6° 48′ 0″ North, 6° 1′ 0″ East, the postal code is 313111 and the Population, as calculated by World Gazetteer in 2010 was 4963 inhabitants. Close neighbours to Ozalla include Iruekpen, Ohumhora, Afuze and Sabongida-Ora.

Ozalla as a clan is unique to Owan because it is the first settlement on the western border of Owan. The implication of this is that migrants from Benin had to pass through Ozalla before they settled, anywhere in Owan. The clan is made up of Eight Villages headed by a traditional ruler whose title is  “Onotare of Ozalla”. The villages which  make up the clan are:

Igue Clan of Owan East

Igue Clan is one of the eight clans of Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State. The Igue Clan is made up of two sister communities:

  1. Igue-Oke, and
  2. Igue-Sale.

The Igue clan is located on Latitude: 7.00691 and Longitude: 6.00522 and their postal code is 313106. The clan can be accessed through Otuo Igarra highway and their close neighbors include: Otuo, Igarra, Sasaro,  Ihievbe, and Ikpeshi.

Anwain Clan of Etsako West LGA

Anwain clan is one of the thirteen clans in Etsako. The clan is located South of  Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State and it is ward eight of the twelve wards in the Local Government Area.

Anwain is located some 18Km off Auchi – Benin express way and the clan is bounded by Ayuele clan, South Uneme clan, South Ibie clan, Ekperi clan, and Jagbe Clans

Ekperi Clan of Etsako Central L.G.A

Ekperi is one of the thirteen clans that make up Etsakoland.in Edo State of Nigeria. Ekperi occupy settlements dispersed over 400 square miles west of the River Niger in the southeastern corner of Etsakoland.They are located in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.

COMMUNITIES IN EKPERI

Ekperi is made up of fourteen communities which are:

Aviawun Clan of Etsako Central L.G.A

Aviawun is one of the thirteen clans in Etsakoland. Aviawun is part of Etsako Central Local Government Area. The zip code is 312109. The clan is located along Auchi – Agenebode way at Longitude 6.5 and Latitude 7.083333.

The people of Avianwu clan are believed to have migrated from Benin City many years ago during the 15th century. They are believed to have migrated under the leadership of the founding father, Awun. It is believed that they first settle at Jattu in Uzairhue Clan of  Etsako West Local Government Area where they later migrated eastward and settle in the present day Fugar.

Local Government Area and Clans in Etsako

Etsako people are to be found in the northern part of Edo state.  They are one of the ethnic groups that makes up Afemai. There are thirteen clans in Etsako which are spread across three local government area. Below is a breakdown of local government in Etsako and their component clans as well as the clan headquarters:

Aviele Clan of Etsako West L.G.A

Aviele is one of the thirteen clans in Etsako land.  Aviele is part of Etsako West Local Government Area with a  zip code of 312104. The clan is located at Longitude 6.30595 and Latitude 698763, and the people of Aviele clan are believed to have migrated from Benin City many years ago in the 15th century under the leadership of the OKPEA.

They settled in a place between Ugoili and Auchi from where a part of them further spread southward to Agbede, the present capital town and administrative seat of the clan.

Aviele clan consists of:

Uzairue People of Afemailand

Uzairue is among the thirteen Clans of  Etsako. They fall within Etsako West Local Government Area. Located in the northern part of Edo State in Nigeria. Presently, the Clan is made up of Nineteen villages. These villages are: