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    Baseline information for planners

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    A note on sources

    This document provides basic information from open sources on Borno State, and is

    compiled in June 2017. It responds to the need for more granulated and detailed information

    on Local Government Areas in Borno.

    The following sources have been consulted:

    Information from: OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, IOM, FAO, WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF,

    UNOPS; Government of Nigeria sources; RPBA and Buhari Plan.

    Maps: Community management of Malnutrition, Borno State Health Facilities;

    Several news sites

    Overview LGA’s, pre - crisis

    1 Abadam 120000

    2 Askira/ Uba 150000

    3 Bama 260000

    4 Bayo 90000

    5 Biu 190000

    6 Chibok 75000

    7 Damboa 260000

    8 Dikwa 120000

    9 Gubio 175000

    10 Guzamala 105000

    11 Gwoza 300000

    12 Hawul 130000

    13 Jere 230000

    14 Kaga 105000

    15 Kala 70000

    16 Konduga 20000

    17 Kukawa 240000

    18 Kwaya Kusar 65000

    19 Mafa 120000

    20 Magumeri 160000

    21 Maiduguri 800000

    22 Marte 150000

    23 Mobbar 130000

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    24 Monguno 130000

    25 Ngala 260000

    26 Nganzai 110000

    27 Shani 120000

    LGA’s detailed

    1. ABADAM

    Capital: Malumfatori

    Population: 100,000 (2006 census)

    Wards/ settlements: Abadam; Arege; Banuwa; Bisku; Bisogana; Dareche; Fuguwa; Jabulani;

    Karinowa; Kudokurgu; Lariski; Mallamfatori; Metele; Yau; Yawa-Kura;


    Location: West Lake Chad

    Total area: 3,793 km2, postal code 602

    Infrastructure: Unknown

    Economy: Agriculture, livestock

    History: One of the LGA’s that constitute the Borno Emirate. In October

    2014, Boko Haram fighters took over Abadam town, with at least 40

    deaths, but fled after an attack by Multinational Joint Task

    Force (MNJTF) troops. Local residents, some of whom had fled

    to Niger border areas, were urged to return.

    On 2 February 2015, the Nigerian Army said it had recaptured Abadam

    from Boko Haram, along with the nearby towns of Gamboru, Mafa,

    Mallam Fatori, and Marte, following joint military operations by

    Nigerian and Cameroonian forces, civilian forces, and three days

    of Chadian airstrikes. A bomb dropped by an air strike and smashed the

    midst of a mourning ceremony, which injured 27 peoples and killed 37

    persons. Borno State senator Baba Kak Garbai however stated in

    February 2016 that the group still controlled Abadam. Major

    General Lucky Irabor also stated in August 2016 that Abadam was under

    control of the militants.

    Impact crisis: Depopulation and displacement to Niger and IDP camps

    Accessibility: INACCESIBLE


    Organisations active: None

    Damages: Unknown

    Displacement/ return: Unknown,_Nigeria

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    2. ASKIRA/ UBA

    Capital: Askira

    Population: 138,000 (2006 census)

    Wards/ settlements: Askira District: Bagiau; Chul; Dum Bam ; Giwa Kir Koma; Jimbulumu;

    Kauthlama; Njoma; Uba; Uwotaku; Yimirali

    Lassa District: Dille; Gegombi; Huyum; Kuhi; Lassa; Malka Dini

    Location: South Borno,

    Total area: 2,362 km2 ; Postal code: 601

    Infrastructure: Unknown

    Economy: Subsistence farming, transhumance, small trade

    History: It is dominated by mostly the Chibok (Kibaku) and Marghi tribes,

    although different dialects and some Fulani in the upland areas. It is one

    of the settlement areas of the Christian Missionaries in Northern Nigeria.

    The main settlements in this area

    include Uba, Askira, Wamdeo, Lassa, Uvu, Mussa and Husara.[1]

    It is the only Local Government in Borno State with two emirates.

    The emir of the Uba, Til Samaila Mamza died on 4 April 2010 after

    months of protracted illness and Emir of Askira, Mai Mohammed

    Askirama the Second (died August 2011) and was succeeded by his son


    In July 2014, the villages of Huyim and Dille in Askira/Uba LGA were

    attacked by suspected Boko Haram gunmen, with nine and thirty-eight

    deaths respectively. The attackers came from the Sambisa Forest.

    Displaced residents "need help from governments and spirited


    Impact crisis: Unknown

    Accessibility: Next to Sambisa Forest, congregation point for BH, limited accessible

    Security: North Askira insecure

    Organisations active: SWNI, WFP, MSF Spain, UNICEF, WHO, DRC, IOM,_Nigeria,_Nigeria&action=edit&redlink=1,_Nigeria&action=edit&redlink=1

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    Damages: Unknown



    GSS Askira; Emir Palace Askira; LGA Secretariat; SS Office Askira;

    GSS Uba; Police Station; Lassa Mosque (3); Chul Mosque; Chul PS

    Displacement/ return: 160,000 returnees (April 2017)

    2 camps (unofficial)

    3. BAMA

    Capital: Bama

    Wards/ settlements: Bama District:

    Alhajiri; Bama; Burari; Dipchari; Goniri ; Hausari; Iza; Jeree; Kasugula;

    M. Mastari; Mairi; Malum Mustari; Ndobe; Ngurosoye; Said; Shehuri;

    Sir Ajaa; Tandari

    Gulumba District:

    Bagumari; Bakara; Batra; Bulamanga; Burguma ; Guluma ; Gulumba;

    Gulumba-Gana; Jaburi; Jakkure; Kash-kash; Kashimiri; Kutila; Malam-

    Koriri; Ndoria; Ngureri; Walasa; Zangeri

    Dar-eljamal District:

    Borwashe; Bulongu; Dar-el Jamal ; Dipchari ; Jere; Kotenbe ; Mbuliya

    Soye District:

    Abbaram; Jandiri; Kajeri; Mala Ajiri ; Nguro Soye

    Ya biri District

    Banki; Buduwa; Ghongolo; Tarmuwa Kura; Yabiri Gana; Yabiri Kura;


    Amchaka District

    Amchaka; Chachile; Dara; Malge; Marka ; Ndire ; Wnilibari

    Woloji District

    Barki, Bula Umar; Darai; Dusuwa ; Jinner ; Jumeili ; Kote; Kumshe;

    Maksomari; Modileyegoru; Yarwa

    Location: East Borno, border Cameroon

    Total area: 4,997 km2; population 269,986 (2006 census)

    Infrastructure: 2 Helipads (Bama, Banki),

    Economy: Agriculture, Extensive livestock, trade

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    History: The town was attacked by Boko Haram in May 2013 and February 2014.

    As of 22 June 2014, the two border towns of Bama and Gwoza have been

    cut off since the declaration of a state of emergency with soldiers

    blocking the roads linking the town to the state

    capital, Maiduguri. Escapees from Bama were forced to take bush routes

    through Dikwa, a town 60km away from Bama and 150km from

    Maiduguri to get to the state capital.

    On September 2, 2014, Boko Haram seized control of Bama, according

    to the town's residents. In December 2014, it was reported that "people

    too elderly to flee Gwoza Local Government Area were being rounded

    up and taken to two schools where the militants opened fire on them."

    Over 50 elderly people were killed. A "gory video" was released of

    insurgents shooting over a hundred civilians in a school dormitory in the

    town of Bama.

    On 16 March 2015, the Nigerian army said that it had recaptured the city.

    On 22 June 2016, the NGO Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reported a

    "catastrophic humanitarian emergency" in a camp for refugees

    fleeing Boko Haram near the town of Bama. They stated that more than

    1,200 people have died of starvation and illness at the camp. They also

    reported that between 23 May 2016 and 22 June 2016, at least 188 people

    have died at the camp (almost six per day), mainly from malnutrition and


    Impact crisis: The market and shops along the Bama – Banki main road were

    destroyed, and thousands were killed.

    Accessibility: Accessible Bama and Banki by air, and between towns. North Bama