Afikpo South

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Afikpo South
Edda Egbebu
Nickname(s): Edda Okeigbo
Motto: Egbe adighi ebu onye Edda
Afikpo South is located in Nigeria
Afikpo South
Afikpo South
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°58′N 7°52′E / 5.967°N 7.867°E / 5.967; 7.867Coordinates: 5°58′N 7°52′E / 5.967°N 7.867°E / 5.967; 7.867[2]
Country  Nigeria
State Ebonyi State
Headquarters Nguzu Edda
 • Type Local Government
 • Total 146 sq mi (378 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 157,072[1]
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Postcode 490
Ethnicity Igbo

Edda is the clan that makes up the entire local government area of Afikpo South in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. It is the homeland of the Igbo subgroup known as the Edda People. It is composed of many autonomous communities which include: Ebunwana Edda, Nguzu Edda, Ekoli Edda, Owutu Edda, Amangwu Edda, Oso Edda, Etiti Edda, Ogbu Edda etc. Its official headquarters is at Nguzu Edda, which is also the ancestral capital of the Edda people. Each autonomous community has its own traditional ruler known as the Ezeogo, with the Ezeogo of Nguzu referred to as the Eze Edda and often seen as the overall leader. These communities are made up of about 72 villages.

The designation of Afikpo South was given to Edda when it was carved out of the old Afikpo Local Government Area in 1991 by the then Nigerian Federal Military Government.[3][4][5] The local government is administered by an elected Chairman and councillors who are elected from their respective wards within the local government area.The first executive chairman was Chief Sunny Ogbuoji.

Edda is bordered by Unwana to the east; Akaeze to the west, Amasiri to the north, Afikpo to the north-east, Ohafia to the south, Nkporo to the south west, and Erei to the south-east[6]

It has an area of 378 km² and a population of 157,072 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 490.[7]


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  2. ^ "Edda: Nigeria". Geographical Names. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
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  4. ^ Suberu, Rotimi T. (1994) 1991 state and local government reorganizations in Nigeria Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, ISBN 978-2015-28-8
  5. ^ Ajayi, Gboyega (2007) The military and the Nigerian state, 1966-1993: a study of the strategies of political power control Africa World Press, Trenton New Jersey, ISBN 1-59221-568-8
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  7. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.