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Igeri Otukpa: Inside Nigeria’s oldest local market



Igeri, a small market (oldest local market – in Africa) with a rich history, stands as a testament to the vibrant trading culture of Nigeria.

Located in the heart of Otukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State, Igeri Market has withstood the test of time.

With its origins dating back centuries, Igeri holds the distinction of being one of the oldest markets in the country.

The name “Igeri” itself holds significance, as it is derived from the Hausa word “Gari,” meaning town.