Armed Violence and Development BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON IMO STATE

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By

Emeka Ononamadu

General Introduction

Imo State, located in south eastern Nigeria, with Owerri as its capital and largest city, is one of the thirty - six states in Nigeria. It was created by the regime of Late General Murtala Mohammed, on February3, 1976 out of the old East Central state. The state is named after Imo River, which course from the Okigwe/Awka upland. Imo state has “given birth” to Abia in 1991 and by extension Ebonyi states which was carved out of Abia state. The main cities in Imo State are Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe. The local language is Igbo and Christianity is the predominant religion while some people in the state still practice traditional religions. Although English is the Nigeria official language, almost 89% speak and hear English or a caricature of English which is called broken English.

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