Igala is one of the Niger-Benue confluence states. According to records, Agenapoja founded the Igalaland in the early 16th century AD. By 1800 AD, Igala had gained ground on both banks of the Niger and Benue Rivers.
However, the settlements of the Igala people were below the conference of Ajeokuta, Geregu, and Ebu.
Its first capital city was located at Amagedde and later, it was shifted to Idah.