Breaking: Agbanabo Ezu na Omabala, situated at Odene Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area has remained a tourist center, as well as pilgrimage centre

Agbanabo Ezu na Omabala, situated at Odene Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area has remained a tourist center, as well as pilgrimage centre, for those who seek help from their maker.
The portion which is a meeting point of Omabala and Ezu rivers, shows a remarkable difference between the colours of water from each of the two rivers.
In this special report, Amaka Chibuzor Okoye looks inward to know why and how people do visit the area to seek help.
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Agbanabo Ezu na Omabala, generally believed by the people of the area as a sacred place for prayers, records a bee hive of activities. Sacred objects and other items of worship are sold at the place, while some spiritualists and religious heads in the area are seen interceding for others.
The two rivers from that point of confluence get down to the River Niger, from were the waters flow into the ocean. Some history also refer to Omabala river as female and Ezu river, a male.
Despite the fact that the two share the same river bank, they visibly tend to disagree, as one cannot mix up with the other. They will rather find way and flow back on their own varying paths .
ABS was told that pilgrims and other tourists are coming to the confluence point for prayers depending on what they are yarning for. The priests do use canoes to paddle them around the area.
Speaking to the crew, a Chieftain in Aguleri, Chief Edward Okoye said that the confluence is where Eri the progenitor of Aguleri and father of Ndi Igbo stopped before his sojourn to their upland community.
He expressed belief that every good thing comes from there adding that it is not fetish or idol worship, because according to him, they keep it sacred as Ndi Omabala.
The Priest in residence, Mr Ignatius Nwabunwanne noted that many of them come according to what their diviners and fortune tellers directed them. He said that some seek for children, wealth, prominence, power and many others, even as he said that the river answers immediately as people do turn back to redeem their pledges.

Assistant Priest of the river, Mr Udoba Nneli said they do operate mainly on Eke and Afor market days, which they convey the people at the midpoint of confluence, at their choice times.
Cov/Amaka Chibuzo