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Last up date (November 6, 2022)

The prevalent version of the origin of Igue is that it was founded by Anamah,a Benin noble during the reign of Oba Ehengbuda circa 1568. It was during the time when slaves were used for human sacrifices.

Anamah was a great warrior and the Oba used to send him on the royal errands to secure sacrificial victims for royal celebrations but particularly for the annual Igue festival. This perhaps may be the reason why they adopted Igue as their name,after the Igue festival that is still celebrated today in Benin. Up to 1892 Igue were known to continue this tradition of sending to Benin two or three slaves every three years. When Anamah left Benin,he first settled in Uokha but here he attempted to seduce one of Odion’s wives. This did not sit well with Odion. In any case, Anamah moved north and settled in modern Igue. This would have been around (1568—1600)

Anamah had four sons who founded the four quarters of Igue. These quarters are; Oviosa the first Quarters and oldest amongst them, Onega quarters with the Leopard as their totem,Ugbekpe quarters with the boa as totem,the Oreva quarters with the porcupine as totem.

According to Edoworld,” the organization of the Igue community resembles Ora and dynastic Benin of ca.1500, the plant and snake totems which are in the majority resemble Uokha. The first village even more strongly resembles Uokha. Oviosa is comprised of three quarters with no unique totems. Oviosa reveres only the bean, which forms the totem of the whole clan group as in Uokha. The fourth village, Oreva, possessed only one ward of the Porcupine clan...”
The four quarters of Igue Clan are compressed into two sister communities: Igue-Oke, and Igue-Sale.

The Igue clan can be accessed through Otuo- Igarra highway and their close neighbors include: Otuo, Igarra, Sasaro, Ihievbe, and Ikpeshi.
They are predominantly farmers and they grow such crops as cocoa, cassava, maize, mango, cashew among others. The land is blessed with mineral resources among which are Limestone and Granites. The people are animists and Christians

Like other Afemai people, the Igue people are very culturally inclined. They partake in several cultural festivals among which are Enu festival, Iroro festival, Eherewo festival and Igbohuenhuen festival

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