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Nyenkpa ( YASKWA) of Jema'a

Brief History of the People of NYENKPA ( YASKWA) IN JEMA’A LGA

The origin of the Nyenkpa (yaskwa) people can be trace back to the year 18th century though not known, of the Nyenkpa (yaskwa) people as the named implies is a name derived from the word “El-ankpa” meaning the people with knowledge of herb (leaf).

The hausa-fulani were the rulers then and could not pronounce the word Nyenkpa, it is easier for them to called Yeskwa, that was how this name became more popular than the Nyenkpa.



The Tsam chiefdom is in Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State. it is located in the South- Eastern part of the Local Government with a population of over eighty thousand (80,000) people as of 2007 census result. The chiefdom has a total land area of 1,125 sq kilometers.

The chiefdom is bond in the South by Moroa and Ganawuri Chiefdoms, to the East by Iregwe and Rukuba Chiefdoms all of Bassa Local Government of Plateau State to the North by Lere, Piriga and Kumana Chiefdoms and to the West by AtyapChiefdom.

NIKYOB Chiefdom

NIKYOB The People, The Culture, The History.

The People of Kaninkon heaved a sigh of relief when in 2000, the government of Kaduna State created the kaninkon chiefdom. This most accommodating friendly people have for long resisted the “second class” status conferred on them. Bounded to the north by kafanchan, to the west by kagoma and to the south by Numana, these truly amiable people-who are rearly seen or heard-epitomize survival. The different incursion into their land by different forces did not dampen their spirit and the ascension of the quintessential administrator, Mallam Tanko Tete to the office the Tum Ninkyob 1 further proves that this unique peoplewill not allow any force put out there light.

Kurama Chiefdom

Before the formal introduction of the Kurama Chiefdom by the Makarfi Administration in Kaduna State, Akurmi commonly referred to as “Kurama” had its non-formal traditional institution way back in 1350AD. It was truly believed that “Akurmi” people were said to have originated from Iraq. They later migrated to Egypt, Sudan and briefly settled in Chad.
    The search for suitable farmland, protective forest and in the spirit of avoiding Jihad wars migrated into Maiduguri Borno State where the Kurama sojourned for over 700 years before moving to Kano where they stayed for over 600 years.