The Story of Inachalo River, Princess Omodoko of Igala People, Kogi State Nigeria
Below in this page, we tell the history of the now popular and tourist River called the Inachalo River in Kogi state where legends has it that the fishes in the cursed River can never be cooked or boiled even when apply pressure fire and cooked for hours.
The story of Inachalo River and the brave Princess Omodoko are related and below we explore more. Keep on reading below to find out.
Princess Omodoko of Kogi in 1834
According to Igala Media, Princess Oma-Odoko was the daughter of Attah Idoko who was the king of Igala kingdom at around 1830’s in modern day Kogi state Nigeria.
Princess Oma,-Odoko according to history was sacrificed to save the people of igala during the during the war between the Igala kingdom and Jukun kingdom and right at this time in the town, a statue of omadoko is situated in the town square for her courage in saving the kingdom along with the statue of another royal princess, Inikpi who history has it that also sacrificed her life to save the kingdom during the Igala-benin regional war.
Princess Oma-Odoko, has historical perspectives bear resemblance with Inikpi and on checking has an ancestry relationship with inipki.
The story goes that Princess Oma-Odoko, voluntarily sacrificed herself to be buried alive after the was broke out in 1834 between the Igala People and the Jukun People.
She was buried alive with other nine girls after the astrologers at the Inachalo River Idah thought it was the best way to save the kingdom along with using a traditional chemical device weapon to make the river poisonius during to war.
The Inachalo River of Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria.
The Inachalo River is one of the fascinating cursed River in the history of Nigeria where saying has it that the fishes in this river is not our regular tilipia and cat fish but rather supernatural fishes which can never be cooked.
This river is situated at Idah, in Kogi State Nigeria and it was this same river that gave the Igala people victory during the intertribal war of igala-jukun and up till date the water was deemed poisonius and fishes never taken of killed from this river.
The Inachalo River has amazed many tried the legend by catching it’s fish and try cooking it but still nobody is yet to beat the cursed River.
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