Facts about Ikwerre Ethnic Group
In Rivers State, the Ikwerre is one of the Igbo subgroups. Ikwerre is divided into seven groups, known as “Ikwerre Essa” in traditional history.
Elele, Isiokpo, Rumuji, Emohua, Akpor, Aluu Igwuruta, and Obio are the members of the Elele, Isiokpo, Rumuji, Emohua, Akpor, Aluu Igwuruta, and Obio groups. In their ethnographic study of Igbo and Ibibio-speaking peoples of South Eastern Nigeria, Forde and Jones (1950) recognized this split.
Ikwerreland is home to 92 oil wells that produce an estimated 100,000 barrels of crude per day.
As a result, the Ikwerre is home to several global oil-producing and servicing enterprises, as well as a variety of other industries and businesses.
Despite this, the Ikwerre, like practically all other Niger Delta minorities, routinely complain about oil operatives marginalizing them.