For years many travellers moving from northern Nigeria to the south or moving in the reverse direction, have stopped in this ancient town nestled around some hills and enchanting scenery, to refresh, savour the local delicacy before continuing their journey. That local delicacy is soup rich in bush meat, antelopes being the largest contributor. And that whole area, owing to it richness in antelopes (une in the local Igbirra language) came to be known as ‘Okorune-’ the garden of antelopes. ‘Okorune’ is Okene today.
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