“Agbarigba” literally means in Aku dialect “people of the chains”, a name given to the white men by Aku people who were the first...

“Agbarigba” literally means in Aku dialect “people of the chains”, a name given to the white men by Aku people who were the first to see them in the present Uzo-Uwani local Government as they were chaining people. The coming of Agbarigba is the story of the British invasion of Aku. The Agbarigba came not only to literally chain Aku people but also to use the superior firing power of English guns over cutlasses, spears, charms, and “egbe cham”, to beat the fiery, war-like Aku into submission and defeat. This freed the towns and villages around Aku from the wars, raids and terror being unleashed on them by Aku people. First published in Okikpe magazine, Vol. 1, 1974 by the Aku Undergraduates’ Union, pp. 35-37, the story is a reader’s delight. Follow the story link for details. Read More >>>

 

THE BRITISH INVASION OF AKU:

THE COMING OF AGBARIGBA

BY

A. OGBU.

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