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Umukabia is a village in the Ohuhu community of Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. There are also several other villages in Nigeria with the same name. It is made up of 3 smaller villages namely; okpuala being the eldest then umuagbom and azummiri. Its market day is known as Orie and has a major river known as Ikwu which is a tributary of the Imo river.it is believed that it sits on a large rock which has made it impossible for bore holes to be dug all over the village. The village holds annual ceremonies known as Iri Ji (new yam) festival and Ekpe festival which is termed as the village Christmas and holds on an Orie market day after Christmas but must not be on a Sunday.
Umukabia founding father was a man named Ukabia (18th Century) who is thought to have migrated from the neighboring Imo state. He has also founded other villages around Igbo land and these villages have known to have visited each other. Most families in Umukabia are a descendant of the ancestor Ukabia, others may have migrated into the area. Ukabia Uga is the founding father of Umukabia and may have lived sometime between the 16th and 17th century. Umukabia's ancestral deity is Alumeze, which is the blood union of all of Ukabia's descendants.