Oron was in the pre-colonial period in Nigeria and was formerly a part of the region called the South-Eastern state. Natives of this area speak the dialect also known as Oron. Most Oron people also talk and agree on the Efik language fluently. The Oron also have some dialectical relationships with the Ibibio and Annang people. Hence their communication in Ibibio and Annang languages is very skillful.

Story has it that by 2370 BC Oron also called {Oro Nation} had already been resolved down in the present location known as the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria on the West Coast of African Sub Region, Akwa Ibom Gulf Line to Gulf of Guinea Atlantic Ocean South, after the Great Flood (Noah`s deluge). The Community as at then and up until this moment is embedded with their dialect Language originated by them as far back as 2370 BC, not borrowed elsewhere or from the Bantus, Cameroun and Palestinian. The mass movements raided by Bantus the warriors, into many Communities did not mean that Oro people migrated from the Bantus, the Cameroun or Palestinians.

Neither the Bantus attire nor any other cultural equivalent anywhere portrays that of Oro language or names. None of Oro Nation culture or names was derived from Bantu or any word elsewhere as the immigrant. The Oros are peculiar people, strong contenders in nature wherever they are found, with the accolade `Oro Ukpabang Okpo`. Oro man complexion is not reflecting other ethnic nationalities or immigrant somewhere into Oro Nation. Their skin is not as fair as the Palestinians or of the Israelis nor as dark as people residing around Cameroon mountain when Oro Nation had already come into being after the creation of the world, even before pre-colonialism came to being when Nigeria and Cameroon did not come into existence as Countries.

Abang was a warrior so mighty with huge muscles, the Head and Chief wrestler known as `Mbok.’ The wrestling known as (Mbok) was originated by Abang the warrior from Africa which was displayed by the African slaves after a day`s job, to the admiration of the Guards who watches over them at work thereby creating relaxation chances for them at work before it spread and developed as wrestling around the whole world today. Abang, the warrior with his group, gallantly fought against the slave masters who were in the area for the slave trade business. One day, he was overpowered and overwhelmed with few of his group and were taken to the present day Israel of what was then Egypt. This is possibly why it may be more than a mere accident that the only two nations on earth with places named “Oron” are Israel and Nigeria.

Later, he escaped from Egypt during the Muslim celebrations period through River Nile as a strong contender in boat regatta with few of his men. He sailed down to Sudan via Lake Chad and settled within the North East now Jigawa State, Nigeria in a small area and named it `Oron` which was written and pronounced as `Ronny` in line with Oros` phonemes migrations. As he was not satisfied with Islam, he fled to a place call Usahadit area in the existing day Cameroon. There, Abang begot Do; Do begot Doni, Doni begot Oro and Obolo. That is why there is a predominance of Cameroon names as Akan, Ekang, Abang, Etong, Osung, and Etang in Oron now. He didn’t know that other people were then established on that land and due to the dispute over farmland, the group later returned home to their original homeland of Oro Nation.

On their return, Doni moved to establish the present day Andoni in Rivers State while Obolo found the present day Eastern Obolo of Akwa Ibom State. Oron men own up to the fact that the Ibeno, who stay among the Ekids share similar ancestral history with them.

One dispute says that the relationship of Oron with Ekid is supposed to have gone sour when the Eket under the regime of Brigadier General U.J. Esuene disclosed and agreed to be called a subgroup of the Ibibio nation to gain political significance and influence. U.J. Esuene was had rejected the Oron people of the chance to site the Exxon Mobile’s first terminal in Mbo and Effiat Oro areas of Oron.

Another familiar controversy that describes the worsened relationship between Oron and Eket is the accusation that General Esuene was the one who ordered the bombing of Urue Oruko, a region at the heart of Oron where several millions of Oron people (mostly traders and women) were killed in the time of the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s. This unlucky event in Oron has been observed to be the most tragic in the history of the Nigerian Civil War.

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