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.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TSAM (CHAWAI) CHIEFDOM
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.