Urue-Offong/Oruko Towns And Villages
Urue-Offong/Oruko is a Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State that was established in September 1991 in the south-east of Nigeria.
Urue-Offong/Oruko is one of five Local Government Areas where the Oro language is spoken. It is flanked in the north west by Okobo, Akwa Ibom, in the north east by Oron, Akwa Ibom, in the east by Udung Uko, in the south east by Mbo, Akwa Ibom, and in the south west by Esit Eket.
Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Orue-Offong Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria:
- Uboro Oron
- Abiak Elibi
- Anai Okpo
- Eyo Eyekip
- Eyo Okwong
- Eyo Ufuo
- Eyo Uwesong
- Eyo Uya
- Oduonim Isong Inyang
- Oduonim Oro
- Udung Eta
- Udung Okpor
- Udung Uwe
- Urue Offong
- Oyoku Ibighi
- Uya Oron
- Ibetong Nsie
Urue-Offong/Oruko Local Government Area was created out of Oron, Akwa Ibom Local Government Area in September 1991. Urue-Offong/Oruko consists of six of the nine clans (Afaha) that make up the Oron people.
Oruko was the economic capital of the Oron people; it was home to a large market (Urue Oruko) in the 1800s where traders from primarily the Hausa, Ilaje, and Igbo people came to sell their wares. In the late 1890s, a tragic event occurred where close to sixty people perished after a large ancestral tree fell and caused a stampede.
During the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s, several hundred Oron people (mainly merchants and women) were massacred at Urue Oruko. Oron has stated that this regrettable occurrence is the most tragic in the history of the Nigerian Civil War.
Urue-Offong/Oruko is located in the tropics and has a constant high temperature throughout the year. The dry season, which lasts from October to April, is followed by the rainy season, which begins around May and finishes in September. There are also two predominant winds: the onshore winds from the south-west, which bring significant rains, and the trade winds from the north-east, which blow over the Sahara Desert and usher in the dry season.
People are typically fishermen, merchants, and farmers. In addition to being rich in seafood, palm oil, and agricultural products, the region is also rich in crude oil. With a large number of wells, Oro, Mbo, Okobo, Oron, and Udung Uko are among the wealthiest in crude oil reserves. The other Local Government Areas of the Oro country are rumoured to hold 92, 86, 66, and 39 of these wells, despite the fact that genuine oil exploration is taking place in Mbo. The region is also rich in clay and solid minerals like as gravel, fine stones, silica sand, etc.