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Efik: History, marriage, food, and belief of this adorable ethnic group

It is important to state here that in addition to their present homeland, the Efik people also occupy southwestern Cameroon including Bakassi.

Efik: History, marriage, food, and belief of this adorable ethnic group [Connect Nigeria]
Efik: History, marriage, food, and belief of this adorable ethnic group [Connect Nigeria]

It took the loving people of Efik over five hundred years of migration to finally inhabit the coastal area of South Eastern Nigeria, Cross River State.

Although the actual origins of the Efik people seem to be unknown but traditional tales have it that they sojourned from Nubia through to Ghana and then Arochukwu in present-day South East Nigeria.

It was not stated how long their exodus took to get to Arochukwu, but what is known is that the Efiks lived peacefully as guests for about four hundred years (11th – 15th century) with the Aros.

They would later leave after a disagreement erupted between them and their host.

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