Socio-Economic and Traditional Uses of Highlands Among the Kilba Tribe of Hong Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Nigeria
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From time immemorial settlements were restricted to the most desirable highlands for variety of benefits. The aim of the study is to identify the socio-economic and traditional uses of highlands among the Kilba communities. The types of data required are highlands and their features such as altitude and specific activities associated with the landforms. The data were generated from the field, published relevant materials and interviews. The scope covers highlands of Hong Local Government Area and their uses among Kilba communities. From the results, the Kilbas occupy a region that is generally hilly with highlands ranging from 426 to 1158m above mean sea level. The highlands have diverse attributes such as presence of settlement sites, caves, perennial water points, observation post and niches that are used for defence and sustenance. The people attach predominant socio-economic and traditional activities to some observable locations on the highlands that enabled them to withstand undesirable circumstances. The result recommends customs and traditions that made communities more stable should be up-hold and to serve as a base for rural development. The result implies with inclination to highland attributes and adoption of traditional technologies there is strong unity and stability among the Kilbas.
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Edwin Nyaku Gandapa