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Amaozara village in Alayi Bende LGA is a rural village. It lies in Alayi of Bende LGA (Local Government Area) of Abia state. The village is in south-eastern part of Nigeria. However, it’s north of Afo-Ukwu. East of Amabo, and west of Umu-Enyere. Also it’s about 373km south Abuja the federal Territory of Nigeria. The name Amaozara is also a place in Igli district of Ebonyi. It is also in Nnsuka, Enugu. And is also common in other places.
Amaozara is one of the 19 villages that make up Alayi. A town in Bende local government area. The village is divided into four compounds. Which are Ezi Egwu, Ezi Okoro, Ezi Uhu, and Ezi Ukwu. However, the village is not too big. But has some natural beautiful site that is important to mankind. Such as forest, hills, spring water, lakes and ponds.
Population in Amaozara village
The people living in this village are mostly farmers, and fishermen. Others are bricklayers, traders, and motorcycle riders. The farmers here are very hard working. And takes advantage of their land. The village like Ugwueke village also have high produce in vegetables. Also there are cocoyam, cassava, maize, and yam. The people have special market days. These are Eke, Orie, Afor, and Nkwo in the Igbo language. Those are the days they take their crops to the market. For buying and selling.
Amaozara barely has a well-constructed road. Although civilization is gradually taking place in this land. The village benefit from Electricity. There are nearby hospital and hotels in the nearest suburban areas. The village also have a primary school. Which is close to NYSC Imunna Bende LGA. It’s just few kilometers from it. However, the youth in the community are doing their best. To make the village a better place.
Food in Amaozara village
The food mostly consume in this village are indeed green in nature. It makes them stronger and vibrant to carry out their daily activity. Some of the foods are Orha and Egusi (Melon) soup, Ukwu (vegetable) soup, Bang soup, Boli (Roasted plantain) Yam pottage, Yam porridge, Fufu, Rice, etc. There’s no man in Amaozara village who ever stays hungry. Even a child less than 12years old can take advantage of their land. And provide himself with food.
Language in Amaozara village
The most spoken language in this village is Igbo. English also has a place but it not effective. The kind of English spoken is called Broken English. Ibibio, French, Togolese, and Ghanaian languages are also heard. These is as a result of the people who comes to the village for a purpose. From other tribes like Yoruba, Efik, Ibibio, and Hausa.
Tradition in Amaozara village
Amaozara which is a village in Alayi of Bende LGA whose traditional ruler are giving the title Igboji; the elderly men in this village mostly worship an Idol called Ogbaegbu. Which was inherited by their forefathers. The village has a strong tradition and culture. The most celebrated festival is the New Yam Festival. Which is also celebrated in most place in Nigeria. However, Amaozara does it thing in a unique way.
Religion in Amaozara village
The festival comes up every August. It’s accompany with a different style of dance in the village. Such as Akpaniko, Ekpo, Oboni and Okonko. In the town of Alayi other dances like Edere, Enyom, Ikoro, Okuku, Oborri etc. Also take place during the year. Though Christianity is playing an important role in the village. Many of the indigenes are now going to churches like Methodist and Catholic.
Social amenities and infrastructure in Amaozara
The village is rich in natural resources. And will be good for investors to come in and explore the land. The village is not too far from Aba, Umuahia, and Abiriba. Also one can find its way to Owerri Airport; which is considered as the closest Airport to the village.