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By JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO/Basis/Tuesday, November 2, 2021

List Of The 17 Local Government Areas In Yobe State And Their Towns In Nigeria

                              
                            

Introduction

This article will provide information on the list of the 17 local government areas in Yobe state and their towns in Nigeria and also provide answers to questions as regards Yobe State, Nigeria.

Brief History of Yobe State in Nigeria

Yobe State came into being on 27 August 1991. It was carved out of the old Borno State by the Babangida administration. Yobe State was created because the old Borno State was one of Nigeria's largest states in terms of land area and was therefore considered to be too large for easy administration and meaningful development. Ethnic rivalries within the old Borno State also contributed to the decision. While Yobe state is an agricultural state, it also has rich mineral deposits, including gypsum and kaolin in Fune Local Government and very rich agricultural resources as well. The State's agricultural produce include gum arabic, groundnuts, beans, and cotton. The State also has one of the largest cattle markets in West Africa, located in Potiskum. The major ethnic groups living in Yobe State are the Kanuri and Fulani, while other major ethnic communities include Bolewa, Ngizim, Karai-Karai, Bade, Hausa, Ngamo, Shuwa, Bura, Marghi and Manga. The population is mainly Muslim. Sharia law is valid. However, there are Christians in the State although no Roman Catholic diocese has its seat in the state. On 14 May 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Yobe State along with nearby Borno and Adamawa States, due to the jihadist terrorist network Boko Haram's insurgency. Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau was born in Shekau village of Yobe.

List of the Local Government Areas in Yobe State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Bade Local Government Area

It is located in Gashua town with about 7 other towns which include:
  • Dogona
  • Katuzu
  • Lawan fanami
  • Lawan musa
  • Sarkin Hausawa
  • Tagoli
  • Sugum
  • Dawayo
  • Zangon musa
  • Zango Umaru
  • Gwio-kura

2. Bursari Local Government Area

It is located in Dapchi town with about 12 other towns and villages which include:
  • Bursari
  • Danachi
  • Dapchi
  • Guba
  • Guji
  • Metalari kaliyari
  • Bayamari
  • Damnawa
  • Juluri
  • Garun dole
  • Garin
  • Alkoli

3. Damaturu Local Government Area

It is an urban and city capital and doubles as the headquarter of Damaturu local government area with about 8 communities which include:
  • Bindigari
  • Fawari
  • Damokasu
  • Damaturu central
  • Madiri
  • Gabir
  • Kolallawa
  • Gabai

4. Fika Local Government Area

It is located in Fika town with about 17 districts which include:
  • Daya
  • Fika
  • Gadaka
  • Shembire
  • Gudi
  • Dozi
  • Godo wali
  • Maluri
  • Janga
  • Boza
  • Zangaya
  • Mazawaun
  • Mubi
  • Fusami
  • Garin wayo
  • T.nanai
  • Fa.sawa

5. Fune Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Damagum town with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Abakire
  • Aigada
  • Alagarno
  • Balanyiwa
  • Banshe
  • Basam
  • Bauwa
  • Bindigi
  • Bufuna
  • Bulakus
  • Chirokusko
  • Damagum
  • Dawura

6. Geidam Local Government Area

It has an administrative headquarter in Geidam town with about 13 districts which include:
  • Degina
  • Shame kura
  • Geidam
  • Zurgu ngilera
  • Kawuri
  • Gumsa
  • Futchimiran
  • Asheikiri
  • Balle
  • Gallaba
  • Meleri
  • Kusur
  • Fururti
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7. Gujba Local Government Area

It is located in Buni Yadi town with about 10 other towns and communities which include:
  • Buniyadi
  • Bunigari
  • Lawanti
  • Buniyardi north
  • Gotala
  • Buniyadi south
  • Mutai
  • Mollam Dunari
  • Ngurbuwa
  • Wagir

8. Gulani Local Government Area

It has its headquarter in Bara town with about 12 other towns and villages which include:
  • Bara
  • Borno-Kiji
  • Bularaba
  • Bumsa
  • Burasari
  • Chandam
  • Dokshi
  • Gabai
  • Gagure
  • Gargari
  • Garin Tuwo
  • Kukuwa

9. Jakusko Local Government Area

It is located in Jakusko town with about 12 other towns which include:
  • Dumbari
  • Jaba
  • Gorgoram
  • Jakusko
  • Lawur
  • Katamma
  • Muguram
  • Zabudum
  • Lafiya Loi-Loi
  • Bayam
  • Buduwa
  • Dachia

10. Karasuwa Local Government Area

It is located in Jajimaji town with about 10 districts which include:
  • Jajimaji
  • Bukarti
  • Garin Gawo
  • Gasma
  • Karasuwa Galu
  • Karasuwa Garu
  • Waro
  • Faijiganari
  • Yajiri
  • Wachakal

11. Machina Local Government Area

It is very close to Republic of Niger and has its headquarters in the town of Machina with about 8 other towns which include:
  • Adturu
  • Barinari-Lamiri
  • Bogo
  • Bulseri
  • Damai
  • Dimago
  • Dole
  • Faramiram

12. Nangere Local Government Area

It is located in Sabon Garin Nangere town with about 12 other towns which include:
  • Dowasa
  • Fakarau
  • Garin
  • Gambo
  • Nangere
  • Tarajim
  • Bala
  • Dakasko
  • Garintuja
  • Mamudo
  • Chilariye
  • Dadiso

13. Nguru Local Government Area

It is located in Nguru town with about 9 communities which include:
  • Aroro
  • Bajigama
  • Bakwa
  • Bambori
  • Bilelam
  • Bujiji
  • Bulabulin
  • Bulangua
  • Bulanguaram

14. Potiskum Local Government Area

It is a commercial town and an administrative headquarter with about 12 communities which include:
  • Potiskum
  • Dogo Tebo
  • Dogo Nini
  • Hausawa
  • Mamudo
  • Ngojin
  • Alaraba
  • Yerimaram
  • Garin Daye
  • Badejo
  • Bolewa 1 and 2
  • Bare-bare

15. Tarmuwa Local Government Area

It is located in Babangida town with about 12 other towns and communities which include:
  • Barkami
  • Bulturi
  • Churokusko
  • Tarmuwa
  • Jumbam
  • Koka
  • Sungul
  • Koriyel
  • Mafa
  • Mandadawa
  • Babangida
  • Shekau

16. Yunusari Local Government Area

It is located in Kanamma town with about 13 communities which include:
  • Dekwa
  • Dilala
  • Kaigi
  • Mozogun
  • Kujari
  • Mairari
  • Ngirobo
  • Wadi
  • Kafiya
  • Yunusari
  • Dumbai
  • Zajibiri
  • Delgaltura

17. Yusufari Local Government Area

It doubles as local government area and headquarter of the town with about 10 districts which include:
  • Alanjirori
  • Gumshi
  • Guya
  • Jebuwa
  • Kaska
  • Mai-Malari
  • Yusufari
  • Kumugannam
  • Sumbar
  • Tulotulowa

What is Yobe known for?

It is noted for agricultural production as farming, fishing and livestock rearing provides employment to over 80% of the states population. While Yobe state is an agricultural state it also has rich fishing grounds and mineral deposits of gypsum, kaolin, and quartz.

How many tribes are in Yobe?

There are seven such languages indigenous to Yobe State: Bade, Bole, Duwai, Karekare, Maka, Ngamo, and Ngizim: With the exception of Bole, which has many speakers in Gombe State to the south, these languages are almost entirely concentrated in Yobe State.

How many wards are in Yobe State?

The State has 3 senatorial districts, 178 wards, 86 political districts and 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bade, Bursari, Damaturu, Fika, Fune, Geidam, Gujba, Gulani, Jakusko, Karasuwa, Machina, Nangere, Nguru, Potiskum, Tarmuwa, Yunusari and Yusufari.

Where is Machina local government?

Machina (also known as Matsena) is a Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Machina at 13°08'11?N 10°02'57?E. It shares a border in the north with The Republic of Niger.
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