• God Bless Diepiriye War Canoe House

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    Highly Informative Literature About the true history of Nkoro (Kirika) is insufficient and inadequate, because very few history authors Have ever considered doing a work on that ancient that characterize the works of the few authors who claim to be writing the history of Nkoro (kirika).
      While some of the few authors depend heavily on biased and prejudiced Pieces of information, others gather Inconsistent stories from people who are not well informed by our ancestors who are the custodians of our historical antecedence.
    However. it is pertinent to say that in spite of the  non-oxistence of a sound coherent and articulate historical guide, handed down in a writing form, oral traditions do exist on how our community Nkoro (Kirika) and its constituent sections (Kunos) came about.
    Nonetheless, all oral traditions and the few writing history agree that a man by the name of Kirika in the early 15th century, in search of a new settlement. The migrants were to settle at qa place called Iyoba. They later left Iyoba for a place at eh Northern fringe of the present Nkoro called Aya-ama (Ibiangafrutie).
    After the reign of Opu-Inyaba who had an accord with the Ogonis of Wiyakara, which led to the establishment of Inyaba market, there were several rulers whose activities time and space will not permit us to disscuss. However, it si on record that Opu-Inyanba did not cross over with others to the present site called Nkoro (Kirika). It was King Otuagba after he ascended the throne that moved first o\to Olom-Nkoro then to the present site in the company of many other people including Oporo.
    Oporo choose to move a little further away from his Kingsmen ti establish his own quarter/yeard including Imunabu, Oluku and other Kindred having all the people as one. Imunabu who after some period took up the mantle after Oporo later married a woman from Jama’s family in Pkirka named Ibulaye and had children by her.
    Imunabu loved and care for his people living within his yard/quarter including slaves as well. It was at this period that his Sister Oluku got married to king Deinme, Amanyanabo VIII, and had a son name Tamunodiepiri, meanind\g God’sgift. Imunabu continued to show affection to his people untiol his death.

    It is worthy of note here that in view of the fact that the people were insignificantly few on their arrival at Nkoro (Kirika) land; they all lived under the general rulership of a single king. There were no other Chiefss as then since everybody lived together as one big family.


    THE REIGN OF DIEPIRI DYBASTY


    CREATION OF OTHER WAR CANOE HOUSES IN DIEPIRI COMPOUND/SECTION


    BRIEFS ABOUT SOME OF THE WAR CANOE HOUSES IN DIEPIRI SECTION

    THE ISSUE OF ANDONI / BONNY TREATY OF 1846


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    CHIEF BEKE DIEPIRIYE

    CHIEF A.FIBERESIMA DIEPIRIYE

    CHIEF JOSEPH JOHN DIEPIRIYE