Dr. Raphael James, Nigeria's modern day #AjalaTravel writes on his surreal experience during his tour of the confluence State.
I want to share with you, my tour experience while visiting Lokoja in Kogi State. Lokoja is the capital of #Kogi state, a state in the North Central Zone of Nigeria, created in 1991 from parts of #Kwara State and Benue State. It has 21Local government areas: #Adavi, Ajaokuta, #Ankpa, #Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela-Odolu, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu, Koton Karfe, Mopa-Muro, Ofu, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, Yagba East, Yagba West and Lokoja. With three main ethnic groups in the state – the Igala, Ebira and Okun.
Kogi is blessed with several tour sites, including: the #Inikpi statue built in memory of Inikpi, the daughter of the first #Attah of Igala kingdom, history have it that she was buried alive on the instruction of the #Oracle to restore peace in the land. There is also the ‘Iron of Liberty’ which marks the spot where slaves that were rescued from slave traders were set free, in the colonial slave trade era. The Government House Lokoja is called Lugard House because it was there that he set up his administrative structures. The office where #Lugard run the colonial administration of Northern Nigeria became the governor’s personal office. There is the #Osome Falls located in Ukpogo. Osome is a stream that makes its way through rocks of different heights before sharply descending in a valley about 50 metres below with great splashing sounds. #Kogi is also blessed with the ‘Attah of #Ebira’s palace, which has been described as a modern and ancient architectural wonder. There is ‘Ogidi’ - an African town with formations of Igneous Rock mountains and a traditional art & craft industry. The state have a fishing paradise – ‘Koton Karfe, Okene’ and there is also the one kilometer long #Awo tunnel’, dug during the reign of Onoja Obari, it was a refuge for the royal family in times of #war... #travelmemoir #traveler #traveldiaries
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