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The Okpuzu Fall so named in the language of the people is a water fall located within Umuekea, Ibusa, Oshimili Noprth Local Government Area of Nigeria. It is head of Oboshi stream which for centuries remained the source of water for the domestic use of the people. Typically, water from Okpuzu flows and rapidly drops in elevation over a rock that has been naturally formed over the centuries. The velocity of the water is so high that the sound of the water is often heard.
Water from Okpuzu is pure and fresh with its base flowing into the
It is difficult to classify or ably state the type of Okpuzu Water Fall
because it has not been explored but from observance its category may fall
within the Block or Cascade type of Water Fall because it descends from the
It is Ibusa’s top tourist attraction and visitors can take a trip to the
Okpuzu at any time of the day but nights as it is indeed a simple affair touring
the site although visitors to the attraction are naturally expected to descend
down to it and ascend when leaving the Water Fall because it is located on a
hill. They may therefore not be expected to visit it while wearing shoes or
other foot-wears. The Okpuzu may be considered a bit located in isolation of the
major city of
Traditionally, females are never expected to be found at the Water Fall because from time grown up males may be found swimming in the place naked. No taboo is however attached to this. It is hoped that with time when the Water Falls will be turned to a full-fledged tourist attraction, females will be allowed right into the Okpuzu Water Falls of the Oboshi River, a stream that has in the oral tradition of the people of Ibusa guided the people and town against external aggressions of any sort since the people found themselves in the land today called Igbuzo in the indigenous language of the people.
By Emeka Esogbue
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