"Éseéchinikañkendakéjemujoétim" (The hissing of the millipedes can only be heard when dry leaves are burnt)." The millipede is gradually disappearing in Annang land as a result of the use of the DDT to control mosquito following the civil war in Nigeria. Prior to this, it was everywhere. Different varieties were seen. From the yellow brown variety to the jet black and red that were found in the forest, the millipedes were everywhere. One of the characteristics of these detestable creatures is that it seldom makes any sound, but the Annang believes that when in danger, the millipede hisses and a sure way to bring this out is through burning. Thus the saying arose that when one sets fire to dry leaves where the creature might be, the hissing sound of the millipedes might be heard. Thus, certain actions are purposeful in ferreting out what is seldom known. Individuals may lay bare the facts when in dire situations, and purposeful planning may accomplish what may appear impossible and difficult.