• THE EFIK
    ECONOMIC HISTORY,  POLITICAL HISTORY

    THE EFIK

    The Efik are located in the Eastern Niger Delta within the Cross River area. According to tradition, they were believed to have migrated southwards from a location north of the River Cross in the valley of the Benue. The Efik were said to have first settled at Ibom, a town in Arochukwu in present-day Imo State. they moved out again and settled at Uruan from where they dispersed into the mouth of the River Cross estuary. It is in this location that the Efik became distinctive as people having their own socio-political systems.   The socio-political organisation of the Efik Early in the history of the Efik, it appears that…

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