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Ika, Akwa Ibom

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Ika (Ika-Annang) is a Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.[1][2] The headquarters of the Ika local government area is Urua Inyang. Ika is subdivided into clans Urban (1 & II), Ito (1, II and III) Achan (1, II and III) and Odoro (1 & II) and over 50 villages in totality with an identical cultural display call Akakum nicknamed Afum. Displayed mostly at Christmas.

Ika
Nickname(s): 
(Ika-annang)
Ika is located in Nigeria
Ika
Ika
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°01′0″N 7°32′0″E / 5.01667°N 7.53333°E / 5.01667; 7.53333Coordinates: 5°01′0″N 7°32′0″E / 5.01667°N 7.53333°E / 5.01667; 7.53333
Country Nigeria
StateAkwa Ibom State
Government
 • ChairmanHon. Anthony Udousung
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Websitewww.annangheritage.org

Ika is one of the eight Annang local government areas of the present thirty-one local government areas in Akwa Ibom State. Ika local government area of Annang people Annang or Ika people (Ika-Annang) were formerly in the old Abak which was subdivided into other local governments resulting in five new local government areas, namely Abak, Oruk-Anam, Etim-Ekpo, Ukanafun and Ika local government areas.

The language of the Ika people of Akwa Ibom State is an Annang dialect of the Annang people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Books, L. L. C. Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State: Ikot Ekpene, Uyo, Eket, Mkpat-Enin, Abak, Oruk Anam, Ika-Annang, Oron, Nigeria, Eastern Obolo. General Books LLC. ISBN 9781155785943.
  2. ^ MENDIE, PATRICK. Ika Annang Metaphysics. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781365923982.