According to sources, The people in a community in Enugu State called Nachi, in Udi LGA have discovered a river which has the unexplained power to heal people with different aliments. The people discovered the river which they now refer to as Orimiri Jordan (River Jordan) on the 11th of November , apparently it was a fulani herdsman that saw it and ran back to alert the people of the community of his new discovery . He said that as he passed the area with his herd of cattle, he heard a strange noise, and when he turned back, he saw the river that wasn’t there previously.
The people in the community went to look for themselves and discovered that the water truly has healing powers. The traditional ruler of Nachi community said something slightly different. He claims that the river appears every 20 to 30 years but dries up after a few weeks so it wasn’t anything new.
Below is the statement an elder in the community made;
“We noticed that after some years, the water will form a stream there and would disappear in few weeks. If such happens, we will be fetching water there. However, women who are menstruating and evil people don’t go there. We never heard about healing power of the River until this recent appearance of the River.
“The last time it appeared was in 1992, and at that time, it just formed a small stream, which later disappeared. It has never been as large as this. This is all I know, we have never known about its healing power, this is the first time we are hearing about healing, I don’t whether it is true”.
On the other hand the okada men in the community have decided to make good money out of this new discovery in doing so they have inflated the price they would charge to take any one to the river its between N500 to N1,000. And they seem to be making a lot of money as many people visit the place to get their own portion of the supposed healing water.