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Obiaruku
Obiaruku is located in Nigeria
Obiaruku
Obiaruku
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°51′N 6°09′E / 5.850°N 6.150°E / 5.850; 6.150
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Delta State

Obiaruku is an Ukwuani town in Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria. The Okpalauku of Obiaruku is the oldest male in the town.[1]

In 2005, youths from Obiaruku and neighboring Abraka, in Ethiope East LGA, got into a fight at a funeral for an Obiaruku elder, leading to the razing of 37 houses.[1]

Etymology[edit]

In the Ukwuani speaking language, obi means "the heart; the center; the point; the main", while alu uku, which is customarily called aruku for easy pronunciation, means "The name of the trees that was found in the area, these trees are big and have canopy shades which make it comfortable for morka to settle under these trees". "a great work", or "a great event or happening".

Population[edit]

The population of Obiaruki was 68,7310 in 2005, with 33090 males and 35620 females. The town has 16,205 households, and the population density of 168.

Obiaruku was founded by a man called Morka a native of Umuebu as a farm settlement.During time Morka located Obi - Aluku he never knew if there was other settlers in the other area.History recorded that when okuzu people came they cross River Ethiope and settled, when the whites came they change the name from Obi- aluku to Obiaruku.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amaize, Emma (2005-05-28). "Story that touches the heart: Families rendered homeless as youths set villages ablaze". Online Nigeria (Devace Nigeria). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

Coordinates: 5°51′N 6°09′E / 5.850°N 6.150°E / 5.850; 6.150



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Vanguard
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:48:45 -0700

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Delta State Police Command, DSP Celestina Kalu, in a statement, said: "On August 31, operatives of Special Anti-kidnapping Squad based in Obiaruku received a distress call that robbers were operating at Amai axis.

DailyPost Nigeria

DailyPost Nigeria
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0700

The police in Obiaruku Community in Delta State have arrested one Sunday Okolie for allegedly stabbing a tenant in his father's house, following a disagreement over an electricity (commonly called NEPA) bill. A heated argument had ensued Thursday ...

Leadership Newspapers

Leadership Newspapers
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:25:53 -0700

Two pensioners in Obiaruku community of Delta State yesterday died after waiting for two years for their unpaid pension. In the last few weeks, there has been growing concern over unpaid pension in the state. Some pensioners on Tuesday organised a ...
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