Sambarki: Historical Geography as of 1900 and as today.
Department of Geography, Teacher's College, Mubi
Unpublished Local Study
Pot suspended over grave of tradl native doctor (Nkwakebiri) origin from Ndok or
Kimi. At Ndok mixed with different tribes and diff langs. Moved either because
of land shortage or driven out by war with the Cambo people. Moved to near river
Barki, settling at for some years Dorofi in between. Not enough land so moved
on. Another version says Cambo in turn driven from Ndok by others from W
Cameroon. Cambo then pushed Sambarki from Dorofi to Chana near a cave and big
forest. A further account says Nkwakebiri (= the trad chief and doctor who led
them to Chana) had a dream at Chana. He dreamt of death and pestilence, so said
they should leave. They were attacked during juju festival had no weapons to
defend themselves, pushed out to present Sambarki where there are three caves
and a forest. Nkwakebiri now made them dig a defensive ditch to protect them.
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