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April 28, 2021

Ezza is an Igbo sub-group, in Biafra.
The Ezaa people are direct descendants of Ezekuna, and his wife, Anyigo. They are therefore, often referred to as Ezaa Ezekuna.

They are found predominantly in the present Ebonyi state; mainly Ebonyi central and pocket of inhabitants in Ebonyi north (Ezza Ezilo) and south (Abaomege) and Ukawu, with very significant number known as Ezza Akpoga living in a part of Enugu state.

The central unity home for all Ezza descendants is Amuzu in Ezza south, Ebonyi central. Amuzu is the ancestral home of Ezza people. That was where their proginetor Ezekuna the father of all Ezza people lived with his wife Anyigo. Their clay pots and plates are still there to this day. Ezekuna died and was buried in Amana, in Ezza South LGA of Ebonyi State.

Ezaa (Ezza)

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Ezaa language

The Ezza people are group into two: The Izzikworos and the Kpakpajis. The Izzikworo people occupy the southern part of the Ezza land while the Kpakpajis lives to the northern part of the land. They co-habit peacefully without intra-communal fight because they recognize that they are from one ancestral father.

The Ezza people has a family regarded as the wisest in their communities, because they explains signs, omens and dreams. The Ngwuta's family, originally in Amana explains dreams and mysteries. That gift was later transferred to the Ngwuta Enyita's family in Onuachi-Ukoro, Ndeguazu-Amagu, in Ezza South LGA. The oldest man in the family is expected to be responsible for explaining signs and providing solutions.

Majority of Ezzas still returns to Ezekuna's compound to sacrifice to the tomb of their ancestor,Ezekuna. Ezekuna had twelve sons which made of present-day Ezza nations. They are, Umuorugbala, Umunoko, Umugo, Umuirishi, Umuezaka, ( these sons make up what Ezza knows as Nkomoru clan) they are Izo and Orizu, Idembia etc. Ezzas are warriors, wise and trickery in nature.Majority of the places they lived apart from their Onueke and environs home, were obtained by numerous war from the original owner. An example is Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA Ebonyi state which was Amagunze's land.

According to oral history, the Ezzas planned to drive and chase out Amagunze, Ihuokpara, Akpof, and Akpugo people from their Land and take over. They would have easily succeeded had it not been for an era when the white men were coming to Nigeria and civilization were taking place. They had to be stopped by the government that was the reason there is international boundary between Amagunze people of Nkanu in Enugu state and Ezzagu people of Ebonyi state.

Another oral history has it that Akpugo people in Nkanu and Ezza people were brothers and for that reason, the Ezzas couldn't continue with the war they planned as it is a taboo for Ezza people to fight their kinsmen and it was the reasons they spare Ikwo and Izzi people as they were brothers.

July 30, 2018
History today 29th July 1966; Major T.Y Danjuma led the assault on Aguiyi Ironsi and murdered him in cold blood.( 52 years today)

The Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Johnson Thomas Umunankwe Aguiyi Ironsi who was on a state visit to Western Nigeria was this evening  kidnapped by Major T.Y Danjuma in collaboration with some soldiers from the 4th Battalion,Ibadan. Also  taken away were Col Francis Fajuyi the military Governor of Western Nigeria and Capt Andrew Nwankwo,Ironsi's  Airforce ADC. Another officer,Brigadier Hillary Njoku of the Ikeja Garrison who had accompanied Ironsi to Ibadan did manage to escape in the melee,but under a machine gun fire. Ironsi,Fajuyi and Nwankwo were driven to an unknown destination in the outskirts of Ibadan, where they were beaten-up and tortured. It was also during the 'torturing process' that Capt Nwankwo,who was also once a bodyguard to Emperor Heile Sellesie of Ethiopia managed to escape. But Ironsi and Fajuiyi were later finished-off with bursts of sten gun.Their bodies were later discovered weeks later...in a shallow grave. It was Col Joe Akahan,an Idoma and the Commander of Ibadan army barracks that provided the 'logistics' used in this attack,while  Capt. Theophilius Danjuma who had arrived from Lagos led the attack after Lt-Colonel Yakubu Gowon had given the go ahead. (This led to the pogrom of 1966) .....exactly 52 years today!!!   

July 29, 2018
The decomposing bodies of 8 Cameroonian refugees were discovered in
their room in Ikom, Cross River State today July 28th.
According to reports, the dead persons were refugees who fled
Cameroon following the trouble in their area and sought solace in Cross
River state after crossing the border.
People suspect they might have died from generator fumes and might
have been dead for days considering the decomposing state of their
The bodies have been evacuated while investigation is ongoing

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