The first settler was a hunter who was on expedition to Paikokun land, a thick forest in Abuja. Paikokun was the name of the mountain where the first settler inhabited.The mountain/rock were a refuge as well as a mystical source of strength.

While on the mountain, about eight kings were crowned to rule over them, which means that they lived as an organized people, even on the mountain. And when they came down, about  four rulers were crowned. Interestingly, the Gbagyi people from Minna came down from the mountain when westernization came, which attracted a rail track. But their four fathers opined that it was safer to stay on the mountain than the plains,as this will make it easier to hand stone at advancing enemies.

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