Ikhin -Ivbiomion Clan

The founder of Ikhin was Ekpega 1475AD. He escaped from Benin because the Oba of Benin was involved in slavery. He escaped with Ekonkaran and Iguan and they first stopped at Ifon. As the leader of the group, when they arrived at Ifon and where asked to identify themselves, Ekpega told them his name is Edo Mikhin [meaning I am from Edo].

After some years at Ifon, they moved further to Uhomoerue, before they settled in their present location in 1890. Ikhin has boundaries with Eruere in the south, Arokho and Iruoke in the north, Ohami and Ikpele in the east. Osse river demarcates Ikhin with Ondo state- a Yoruba land. Ikhin is very open to strangers who come, stay become indigenes and farm extensively on Ikhin land. The people of Ikhin refer themselves as the food bastion of Owan.

The festivals in Ikhin are Ikhaa, Ogbe, Oguario, Eko, Ogele, Igbiewe and Uyokho-Ero.  The initiation to manhood is a festival where when manhood is attained certain rights of privilege are conferred to such individuals. The age grade of time of birth to determine eligibility is determined by events that occurred when one is born. with modernization, the birth certificate is used. The names for the previous groups are Ehinfovbote, Ewenfovbiu, Ogoboh, Okhiode, Obo-Odion and Aimiebareuma.

Mr Bayo is the first university graduate of Ikhin origin while sir Chief Philip Edore was their first lawyer. Honorable Patric Bolaji is their first state commissioner and Mr M.F. Omueti is their first school principal. Mr Monday Iriabiye is the first local government chairman from Ikhin. The first Oba of Ikhin was Eyhien in Umasi.

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