TOWN ISSUE : Why Achukwu was banned in Ekwulobia
Why Achukwu was banned in Ekwulobia
Ekwulobia is an Igbo speaking town in south eastern Nigeria.
It is the fourth urban city in Anambra State, after Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi.
It is the headquarters of the present Aguata local government and the headquarters of the old Aguata Local Government that comprised the present Aguata local government and Orumba North and South local government.
Ekwulobia has Nine villages notably divided into two traditional division; Ezi and Ifite.
The names of the villages are Umuchiana, Agba, Umuchi, Ula, Okpo, Eziagulu, Nkono, Abogwume and Ihuokpala.
The villages under Ezi are Umuchiana, Umuchi, Okpo, Nkono, Abogwume and Ihuokpala and the villages under Ifite are Agba, Ula and Eziagulu.
This great town had an entertaining masquerade dancing group called Achukwu Ehihe, but the youths took advantage of that to intimidated,maltreat,rape and kill people.
Igwe Emmanuel C, the traditional ruler of the community with his carbinnates sat earlier last year to look into the matter as reported by people.
Thier charges were:
4) intimidation e.t.c