List of Local Governments in Borno State

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Borno state is situated in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. Maiduguri is the largest city in the state and also its capital. This article covers a list of local government areas in Borno state.

List of Local Governments in Borno State

List of Local Governments in Borno State

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Abadam

Abadam is situated on the western coast of Lake Chad. Its headquarters are in the town of Malumfatori. Abadam has a population of 100,180 according to the 2006 census.

Askira/Uba

Askira, also called Uba has its headquarters are in the town of Askira. Askira has a population of 138,091 according to the 2006 census.

Bama

Bama has its headquarters in the town of Bama. The LGA has a population of 269,986 as at the 2006 census. It is located about 37 miles away from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Bama is one of the local governments that constitute the Dikwa Emirate. Dikwa Emirate is one of the traditional states located in Borno State, Nigeria. The Dikwa Emirate was established in 1901 as one of the successors to the old Bornu Empire. The emirate was founded after the Bornu empire had been partitioned by the colonialists.

Fikayel Bayo

Fikayel Bayo has its headquarters in the town Fikayel. The LGA has a population of 78,978 as at the 2006 census. It is one of the LGAs that make up the Biu Emirate. Biu Emirate is a traditional state-based in Biu in Borno State. Before 1920, it used to be referred to as the Biu Kingdom.

Biu

Biu is both a town and a Local Government Area (LGA) situated in the southern part Borno State. The headquarters of Biu LGA is Biu town, which used to be the capital of the Biu kingdom. Biu is a word in Bura Language for ‘high’. The region is dry with just little rain.

Chibok

Chibok is located in the south of the state. Its headquarters are in the town of Chibok. It has a population of 66,105 as at the 2006 census. The inhabitants are kibaku by tribe and speak the Kibaku language. It is also one of the LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate.

Damboa

Its headquarters are in the town of Damboa. It has a population of 233,200 according to the 2006 census

Dikwa

Dikwa has its headquarters in the town of Dikwa. Dikwa town is also the seat and administrative headquarters of the Dikwa Emirate. Dikwa used to be part of the kingdom of Borno before being captured by Rabih in 1893. The LGA has an estimated population of 105,909 inhabitants, according to the 2006 census.

Gubio

Gobiyo also written as Gobiyo has its headquarters in the town of Gubio. It has a population of 152,778 as at the 2006 census. It is also one of the local governments that constitute the Borno Emirate.

Guzamala

Guzamala has its headquarters in the town of Gudumbali, located about 125 kilometres north of the state capital, Maiduguri. It is a part of the Borno Emirate, a traditional city in Borno state.

Guzamala Local Government Area is located very close to the northern axis of Borno state. It has a population of 95,648 at the 2006 census.

Gwoza

Gwoza has its headquarters in the town of Gwoza. The terrain of the region is rocky and hilly. The Gwoza Hills which has heights of about 1300m above sea level. The Gwoza hills provide a scenery of the Mandara mountains which form a natural barrier between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Hawul

Hawul has its headquarters in the town of Azare. Hawul LGA has a population of 4,120,314 according to the 2006 census. It is one of the four local governments that constitute the Biu Emirate in Borno State.

Jere

Jere has its headquarters in the town of Khaddamari. Jere LGA is one of those that constitute the Borno Emirate.

Kaga

Kaga has its headquarters in the town of Benisheikh. The local government has a population of 90,015 according to the 2006 census. It is also one of the LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate

Kala/Balge

Kala is the easternmost local government area in Borno state. Its headquarters are in the town of Rann. Kala has a population of 60,797 according to the 2006 census. It is one of the local governments that constitute the Dikwa Emirate.

Kukawa

Kukawa is close to Lake Chad. It is one of the local governments that constitute the Borno Emirate.

Kwaya Kusar

Its headquarters are in the town of Kwaya Kusar. The LGA has a population of 56,500 according to the 2006 census. The residents of Kwaya Kusar speak the Bura language. They are mostly subsistence farmers. This local government also constitutes the Biu Emirate,

Mafa

Mafa has a population of 103,518 according to the 2006 census. Its headquarters are in the town of Mafa. Mafa LGA also constitutes the Borno Emirate,

Magumeri

Its headquarters are in the town of Magumeri. This local government has a population of 140,231 according to the 2006 census. It is one of the LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate.

Maiduguri

Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state. It also is the largest city in Borno State. The city is located along Ngadda River which goes into the Firki swamps in the areas around Lake Chad. The population in Maiduguri exceeds a million as at 2007.

Marte

Marte local government lies on the western coast of Lake Chad. Its headquarters are in the town of Marte. The LGA has a population of 129,370 according to the 2006 census. Marte LGA constitutes the Borno Emirate.

Mobbar

Its headquarters are in the town of Damasak. Mobbar has a population of 116,654 according to the 2006 census. This local government constitutes the Borno Emirate. Mobbar shares boundaries with the Republic of Niger, therefore, most agricultural products are exported through her border.

Monguno

Monguno has a population of 109,851 according to the 2006 census. Mungono is one of the local government areas that constitute the Borno Emirate.

Ngala

Its headquarters are in the town of Gamboru Ngala. The LGA has a population of 237,071 according to the 2006 census. It is part of the Dikwa Emirate,

Nganzai

Its headquarters are in the town of Gajiram. It is part of the Borno Emirate,

Shani

Its headquarters are in the town of Shani.

 

 

 

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