The return of the corpses of Idoma women for burial in their father’s village instead of the husband’s is often a source of bewilderment to many.
From our columnists
Like Texas City in the US, Otukpo Texas is also figuratively known for big things such as people with big hearts.
Marriage in Idoma land is highly revered as a sacred union where it is widely believed to be a sign of responsibility and to preserve the chastity and sanctity of marriage, Idoma ancestors introduced what is known as Oji.
Who are the Idoma people of Yala, Cross River State and how are they related to the Idoma people of Benue State? Will they ever come back to their ancestral home again?
Idoma land is becoming renowned as a talent pool in all spheres of human endeavours, from academics, politics, sports to entertainment. Look closely and you would find an Idoma son or daughter holding it down.
The line in Bongos Ikwue’s song, Ainya, which translates into "even if a river has dried up, it still would not lose its name", aptly encapsulates the life of late Chief Abutu Obekpa.
Burials in Idoma land are often carried out with several activities which are mostly followed by a series of traditional and socials events. These activities most times, commence at the announcement of the deceased`s death and would end three weeks after final interment.