SHORT HISTORY OF EBIRA HEROES/HEROINES



EBIRA HEROES/HEROINES

There are several people who made tremendous impact on Ebira nation in ancient times. These were:

1. Itaazi – ‘FATHER’ or progenitor of Ebira Tao people

2. Ohizi (Adaviruku) – Son of Itaazi
and founder of Adavi district

3. Ododo – Son of Itaazi and founder of Okehi district

4. Obaji – Son of Itaazi and founder of Eika district

5. Uga – Son of Itaazi and founder of Okengwe district

6. Ochuga – Youngest son of Itaazi and founder of Ihima district

7. Ohunene – Daughter of Itaazi and founder of Ihima district

8. Obege Ikaturu – Greatest herbalist in Ebira history

9. Otase – Greatest marksman in
Ebira history

10. Atta Omadivi Abonika – Ebira war commander during the 1885
Ajinimo war (Nupe invasion of
Ebiraland in which Ebira defeated
the Nupe)

11. Ovanesi – War commander during the Ebira/Bassa war where the Bassa were defeated (1890).

12. Zainab Ejinovo Iyebe – Princess and later ‘Queen mother’ of immense influence

13. Atta Ibrahim Onoruoyiza – Leader
with great vision and father of
modern Ebira

14. Onono Idogido – Great social
crusader and leader of 1951 women revolt against taxation.

15. Raji Abdallah – nationalist who
fought for Nigeria’s independence
along with Nnamdi Azikiwe and
Obafemi Awolowo. He was
imprisoned by the British
colonialists.

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