History and Origin Of Nkwerre In Imo State

Nkwerre is an old Igbo village located in the Igbo heartland. It is situated in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of today’s Imo State.

According to the 2006 census, the town’s official population was around 80,000 people.

Nkwerre people take pride in the titles “Nkwerre kwara Eshi” and “Nkwerre pa egbe.” In precolonial times, the town was a center for iron industries and blacksmithing. The term “Nkwerre pa egbe” refers to the Nkwerre people’s ability to produce firearms.




Nkwerre people were also outstanding traders, carvers, and weavers who participated in long distance commerce and traveled with their wares as far as Ikwerre, Etche, Eleme, Bonny, and Opobo in today’s Rivers State, ogwashi-ukwu in today’s Delta State, Nembe in today’s Bayelsa, Abakaliki, and other locations.

Following colonization, smithing and gun manufacturing ceased in Nkwerre. Nkwerre people have now ventured into a variety of life interests, with many of them delving into entrepreneurship.

Today, Nkwerre people may be found all over the world. People accepted Western education and are now quite informed. The Nkwerre Aborigines Union, formed in 1939, is the Nkwerre people’s apex culture development organization.

Nkwerre’s illustrious sons and daughters have been thinking about home in recent years, influencing advancements in their homeland. Thank you very much!

Though Abariba is still known as a miniature London, there are Igbo communities that may compete with Abiriba that most people are unaware of. If you have any doubts, go to Nkwerre.


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