Aba

Posted by on 12/19/2005 11:53:36 AM
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Aba is a city in Nigeria, located on the Aba River. Originally settled by the Ibo Tribe, it eventually became the administrative center of Britain's colonial government. It was a major commercial center in Abia State in south-eastern Nigeria. In 1929 it was the site of revolt by women, in protest of colonial taxation policy. In 1967 the capital of the short-lived secessionist state of Biafra was moved to Aba from Enugu as Nigerian troops advanced into Biafra. The city of Aba has a current population estimate of about 4 million. Aba is a commercial city and center of industry, noted for its famous Ariaria market.




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