Uruan Towns And Villages

Uruan is an LGA in Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria.

Uyo LGA was renamed Uruan in 1988. It’s 449 km2. 2016 Census: 164,000 people.

Idu is Uruan’s capital city.

The area has considerable fertile land and is rich in fauna, raffia palm, and timber. Rich coastal plains grow cassava and maize.

Uruans speak Uruan.

Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Uruan Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria:

Uruan Central District

  1. Akani Obio Uruan
  2. Anakpa
  3. Eman Ikot-Ebo
  4. Esuk Odu
  5. Idu Uruan
  6. Ifia Yong Esuk
  7. Ifiayong Usuk/Nwaniba
  8. Ikot Inyang Esuk
  9. Ikot Otoingie
  10. Mbiakong
  11. Nna Enin
  12. Nnung Oku Uruan
  13. Nturukpum

Southern Uruan District

  1. Adadi
  2. Afaha Ikot
  3. Akpa Mfriukim
  4. Edik Ikpa
  5. Ekim Enen
  6. Ekpene Ibio
  7. Ekpene Ukim
  8. Eman Ukpa
  9. Ibeno Isiet
  10. Ibiaku Ikot Ese
  11. Ibiaku Isiet
  12. Ikot Akan
  13. Ikot Akpa Ekang
  14. Isiet Ekim
  15. Isiet Inua Akpa
  16. Ituk Mbang
  17. Ndon Ebom
  18. Ndon Uruan
  19. Nung Ikono Obio
  20. Nung Ikono Ufok
  21. Nung Uruan
  22. Obio Ndobo
  23. Oku Ikot Edung
  24. Ufak Effiong
  25. Use Uruan

Nouthern Uruan District

  1. Akpa Utong
  2. Eman Uruan
  3. Ibiaku Uruan
  4. Ibikpe Uruan
  5. Ifiayong Obot
  6. Ikot Oku Uruan
  7. Ikot Udo Uruan
  8. Ikpa Uruan
  9. Ita uruan
  10. Mbiaya Uruan
  11. Osong Uruan
  12. Utiti Uruan

Uruans have excellent neighbours. Seven clans remain. During the coronation and burial of Edidem Atakpor, the Nsomm of Uruan, seven conventional bow-men, seven spear-men, seven sword-men, and seven royal staff-men each represented Essien Uruan.

Uruan people worship Atakpor, a Great Mother goddess from Southern Cameroons. Atakpor was a female divinity who helped Uruans converse with Abasi (God). Uruans believe the Great Mother goddess resides in Akwa Akpa Uruan (The Mighty Sea of Uruan).

Ekpe, Ekong (War), Nka (Age-grade), Ebre, Fattening Home (Nkugho), etc. are other Uruan traditions. Uruans created Ekpe society for law and order and amusement. Nyamkpe, Nkanda, Mbökkö, and Ibom are Ekpe grades. Higher-grade Ekpe members are recognised for using Nsibidi, a secret writing or sign language. The Ekong is a historic Uruan warrior organisation that promotes chivalry. It was created to combat societal evils and promote security and harmony. Women utilised the Ebre for social and political control and to promote women’s rights. In Uruan, age-grades were employed for communal work, mutual aid, and member punishment.

Uruans derived Uruan from proto-language. It’s Ibibio dialect. Uruan is historically called Efik, and both are Iboku.

According to Uruan historians like Dominus Essien of University of Uyo and Edet Akpan Udo of “Who Are the Ibibios,” Uruan people migrated from East-Central and Southern Africa to Uruan Akpe in the area now called Idomi in the Rio del Rey near the Southwest Region of Cameroon and Cross River State border. Due to the first Batanga war, which produced economic and social chaos, Uruan people relocated to Akani Obio Uruan in the 8th century A.D. Akwa Akpa Uruan was the river’s name (Mighty River of Uruan).

In the 13th century, hundreds of Uruans, another Iboku clan, came to Akani Obio Uruan and Akpa Mfri Ukim. Due to topographical and biological challenges, such as regular floods, Uruans relocated to the mainland and inhabited Uruan Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.

Due to social problems within Uruan, Akpe Iboku people, now Eburutu tribe, afterwards termed “Efik,” relocated from Uruan Country (Essien Uruan Itiaba) to sites like Creek Town (Uruan Esit Edik), Duke Town (Uruan Ibuot Utan), and Henshaw Town (Nsidung). Some Efik families still value their ties to Uruan villages including Esuk Odu, Issiet Ekim, Mbiaya, Ibiaku Uruan, Adadia, Ndon Ebom, and Ekpene Ibia, most of which speak Efik.