Uchenna Okonkwo-Okom My version is that Akulu was one Community,

Uchenna Okonkwo-Okom My version is that Akulu was one Community, mainly a hamlet before the Nanka siege on them and the resultant war that devastated and scattered them. They lived between Nanka, Isuofia and Oko including the present Umuchi and Ihuokpala Villages of Ekwulobia before Ekwulobia came.155465_171791112849113_1614397_n Of course it’s a historical fact that Ekwulu(obia) came later than others in the area. On arrival, Ekwulobia helped to push some Akulu to Isuofia, others to Oko, Nanka etc with serious balkanizations of Akulu land. If you do an imaginary lifting off of Ekwulobia, you will see geographical contiguity between the two Akulus of Oko and Isuofia.. There are three shrines of Udoakuluabo in a triangle occurrence today at Oko between the Nwizugbes and Emeka Aba Compound, at Oye Udo Nanka (it’s full name is Oye Udoakuluabo) not Afoudo, Eke ntai nor Ududonka. This Oye Udo Nanka used to be a flourishing market beside the walls of Justice Adimora residence of Ifite Nanka. The third Udoakuluabo is today at the junction of the new road that traversed Ihuokpala and Omeke Umuchi Ekwulobia to Isuofia /Igboukwu /Nnewi road. A small market still operates there today. Most ancient communities operated like autonomous hamlets and that made them vulnerable to slave and other sundry invaders. At a point in history, they began to unify to form modern Communities. For example in Oko, Isinkwo, Akulu, Uhudo, Ihengwu etc were said to be autonomous hamlets before Ijikala amalgamated them into the bigger Community today called Oko. It was in this process that bigger part of Akulu joined Isuofia and others joined Oko. That was also how Oko lost Umuchiana to Ekwulobia. Enough for now until my Consultancy fee is agreed.15994340_1581304621910674_328723011957509856_o

The Agulu-Nanka gully erosion has the potential for an ecological disaster, because the erosion causes frequent landslides. In the Nanka Community, Eke-Ntai in Amako Village, was reported to be a flourishing Slave Market during the period of the trafficking in human cargo and popularized by Ezenwenwe. The menacing erosion in Nanka today is said to have its origin in the notorious market. A Soil Erosion Management Expert- Benneth Obele- in 2009 wrote that ” erosion disaster in Nanka Ududo dates back to early 1920s when the gully sites were first observed near Eketai Market in Amako village as well as near Ududonka Shrine. The lucrative and hidden business in human trafficking or slave trade conducted within those two sites led to development of hidden bush foot pathways that were heavily flooded from neighbouring communities precipitating gully erosion”{Nanka Patriotic Union at 80[1],by Patrick Okeke Emezue} On the heels of 19/6/2008 landslide which cut off Amako village from the rest of Nanka the Nanka Patriotic Union, NPU, social-political-cultural organization of Nanka People, set up measures for capacity building of inhabitants on application of control measures. The effort is yielding fruit as patriots of the community had donated nearly 10,000 cashew seedlings for planting in the 20 erosion sites scattered in the town.[6] The issue was discussed at the Oririji (New Yam) Festival on August 21 of 2010, where Igwe G.N Ofomata, Obu Nanka,{1991 to 2015} addressed the people. Igwe Joseph Nwankwo Ezenekwe was traditional ruler of Nanka from 1977-1982.[7] Nanka has one main market, the Afor Market (formerly Afor-Udo) which trades on the Afor market day).1896739_1507319999494633_826784811_n

Nanka has two government secondary schools namely;Community secondary school located at Enugu Nanka village and Community secondary school also located at Agbiligba village.There are also many Primary schools in the town namely;Nwa-Agu Primary at Ifite village,St.Micheal Primary school at Agbiligba village,Nkwo-Agu Primary also at Agbiligba village,Enugu Nanka Primary school etc.

On 26 May 2012, Nanka witnessed a landmark event. That was the day the NEROS Sports Stadium, founded by an illustrious son, Chief Poly Ike Emenike, MON, Odenigbo Nanka, was commissioned and put to use. That was followed, on 23 July 2012, with the commissioning, by His Excellency, Mr Peter Obi, CON, former Governor of Anambra State, of the Ofu Obi Comprehensive Health Center, Nanka. The Hospital was initiated, in 1992, by Ofu Obi Age Grade group of Agbiligba Nanka. The Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, EEPPNL, later took it up as part of its public social responsibility, modernized and furnished the Facility. The Facility was handed over to Center for Population Research and Development, CEPRED, who was contracted the running it for a year. Presently the Ofu-Obu Hospital has been taken over by the Anambra State government and is listed among the Maternal and Child Health Care centres in collaboration with the Federal Government of Nigeria.10th-century-ritual-vessel-igbo-ukwu-740x470Akulu people made most artifacts with metals in IgboUkwu Museum and so places in Igboland.