Idemili clan is a conglomeration of 19 towns that make up the present Idemili North and Idemili South Local Government Areas of Anambra State, Nigeria. Northern Towns that make up the local government are Abacha, Abatete, Eziowelle, Ideani, Nkpor, Obosi, Ogidi, Oraukwu, Uke, Umuoji. Southern Towns that make up the local government are Akwa-ukwu, Alor, Awka-Etiti, Nnobi, Nnokwa, Oba, Ojoto, Umunachi and Umudioka.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that in Idemili clan, people worship pythons to the extent that it is a taboo to harm or kill the snake. In a situation where the snake which goes by the name Eke Idemili, in the local parlance, is killed by someone, the wrath of the community where the incident took place is always brought to the person who committed the crime and he or she is compelled to accord the snake a befitting burial like that of human being.
IDEMILI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
Idemili North local government area was created out of Idemili local government area in 1989. It is bounded on the north by Oyi and Dunukofia local government areas, on the east by Njikoka and Anaocha local government areas, on the south by Idemili South and west by Onitsha South local government area.
LAND AREA: 139,000 square kilometers
POPULATION: 431,005 (2006 census)
COMMUNITIES: Ogidi (HQ), Abacha, Abatete, Eziowelle, Ideani, Nkpor, Obosi, Oraukwu, Uke, Umuoji.
POLITICAL WARDS: Abacha I, Abatete I, Ezeiowelle I, Ideani I, Nkpor I, Nkpor II, Obosi I, Ogidi I Ogidi II, Oraukwu I, Uke I, Umuoji I
Total – 12 wards
IDEMILI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
This was also created out of Idemili local government area in 1989. It is bounded on the north by Idemili North local government area, on the east by Anaocha local government area, on the south by Nnewi North and Ekwusigo local government area and on the west by Ogbaru local government area.
LAND AREA: 139 ,000 square kilometers
POPULATION: 206,816 (2006 census)
COMMUNITIES: Ojoto(HQ), Akwaukwu, Alor, Awka-Etiti, Nnobi, Nnokwa, Oba, Umunachi and Umudioka.
POLITICAL WARDS: Akwaukwu I, Alor I, Alor II, Akwa-Etiti I, Awka-Etiti II, Nnobi I, Nnobi II, Nnobi III, Nnokwa I, Oba I, Oba II, Ojoto I.
Total – 12 wards