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Yakurr is in South South Nigeria.


Yakurr was created out of the Obubra LGA in 1987 and it shares a boundary with Abi, Obubra, Biase and Akamkpa Local Government Areas of Cross River State, Nigeria. It is composed of 13 wards and is inhabited by the Agoi, Ibami Assign, Mkpani, Ekon, Nko Ugep and Idomi people with the dominant language being Yakurr.

Ekori is a community within Yakurr council area of Cross River State.

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By plane[edit]

Margaret Ekpo International Airport is in Calabar. Cabs are available at the airport.

Get around[edit]

Map of Yakurr

There are taxis available to take you around town and affordable between #500 and #5,000 depending on the distance of your location.


  • Kosanmah River: It is blue though not drinkable. Nobody fishes there and only a particular family sacrifices there once in a while.
  • Ekori Cave: is a popular cave in the village. The cave was located between Nkpani and Ekori which many believed was a hideout during the war period.


  • Leoboku Festival: The most popular festival in Yakurr.
  • Obon Festival: It is a traditional dance which men are initiated into at a particular age.
  • Ebilarbin Festival: Traditional dance which identifies somebody as a man in a community.
  • Ekelebi Festival: A dance strictly for women after that women might have attained certain age.

“Oban” - War dance


  • 1 Inyima Market, W6C6+GF7, 543107, Onyadama. 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. In-store shopping.





In major locations in Yakurr, there is coverage of the 2G/3G/4G mobile networks. Signal strength usually diminishes further away from the centre of the city, and you might occasionally experience network outages for all or some of the mobile phone service providers in the remote areas of the cities. All major mobile phone service providers are operational but with varying levels of reliability and usability. Different providers networks tend to be more stable and reliable in different locations of the town at different times.

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