Amorka

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Geography and History[edit]

Amorka is the a town in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state of Nigeria. It is located along the Onitsha-Owerri expressway, on the border of Anambara. The town consists of eight villages: Ikenga, Umuanum, Umuejim, Umueze, Umuezeala, Umuezike, Umunakwa, and Umuokpara. Biafra Airport is located in Amorka; it is currently owned by the Abalobi family. The town also has bunkers built by then-leader of the Biafrans Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu.

The town has a river, the Mmiri Amorka. It also has several churches: St. Peter's Catholic Church Amorka, St. Augustine Anglican Church, Winner's Chapel, a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God church, and a famous Sabbath synagogue. Amorka can trace its history to Okija, which is another town in Ihiala area. Other neighboring towns include Uli, Ibiasoegbe, Mgbedi, Ozara, Ohakpu, Egbu, and Olu.

Notable People[edit]

Amorka has produced numerous ordained clergy men and women:

  • Rt Rev Dr. Peter Benson Odimegwu (late)
  • Reverend|Rev.]] Fr. Vanatius Emeka Ndukaihe
  • Rev. Fr. Christian Ohaemesi
  • Rev. Fr. Cornelius Akabuogu
  • Rev. Sr. Jacqueline Anujuru
  • Rev. Sr. Agnes Asikaogu

Other notables include:

  • Eng.Mike Ezember
  • J.C. Udeozor, CEO of Aboniki Balm
  • Hyginus Okoli, architect
  • Anselm Nnamdi Anujulu, pharmacist
  • Chief Prince Emeka Anujulu
  • Chief JoeLord Onuchukwu, business magnate
  • Mr Damian O. Anujulu, CEO, Nelsons Multimedia Studio, Bremen, Germany
  • Mr Nnoyibam miracle, the ticketing officer working in Malaysia.
  • Mr Ibeabuchi Kingsley Chibueze, Businessman in Malaysia
  • Mr Chukwuka Udenzeka Business man in Malaysia , AKA FREEMAN
  • Mr Simon Onyinye Odimegwu (FAVOREX (PTY) LTD S/A)
  • Mr Daniel Emeka Unadike (a.k.a Sympathy) Nollywood star

Other[edit]

The incumbent Traditional Ruler is HRH Igwe K.O Obiriolemgbe The postal code of the town is 431125.