AKOBEN- “war horn,” symbolizing loyalty, devotion and service. Akoben is a wind instrument used in summoning warriors to the battlefield. It signifies alertness and readiness to serve a good cause. Seeing this symbol is supposed to encourage people to be ready at all times to serve their nations even in times of war. It also stresses loyalty to ones nation.
In West Afrika, the AKOBEN stands for vigilance and wariness—a set of behaviors that is pertinent for the issue of environmental conservation. Further, AKOBEN also signifies alertness and readiness to serve a good cause.