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Engulfed by the Rich Belly of Iho-Eleeru Cave in Ondo State, South West Nigeria

Engulfed by the Rich Belly of Iho-Eleeru Cave in Ondo State, South West Nigeria

At Iho-Eleeru Cave, a lovely cave naturally formed by the aesthetic cluster of massive granite boulders, also known as ‘The Cave of Ashes’, was found by a great archeological piece- the  remains of prehistoric man dating back to 9200BC. In 1922, Chief Obele, an hunter, during one of his hunting expeditions chanced upon the elusive cave…

Lost in the Tracks of Owa Cave, Idanre Hills

  Rapid knocks of sunrise rap on my louver blade. The night is over again. It’s been three days, and the various events of the Orosun Festival are gaining momentum. Exciting thoughts of exploring one of the largest caves in SW Nigeria rock my mind. The people say Owa Cave is so big, it can…

Owá Cave on Idanre Hills- The House of a Thousand Bats

Beneath a massive outcrop, The earth opens wide its buttocks Like a torn mouth, it farts the odour of bat’s guano. Across the gloomy expanse, Mini vampires parade the air like vultures around a cadaver. Regarded as King among the numerous ‘Iho’ in the city of inselbergs, Yet so humble it reposes in the solitary…

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