In this write-up, we’ll provide all local government areas in Benue State and the towns in it. An overview will be on the state’s profile and prominent places, so as to give you options on where to visit in Benue state.
Overview of Benue State
Benue state is a central state in Nigeria. The state got it name from Benue River, which cut across the region. Benue state came into existence in 1976 after it was formed from the former Benue- Plateau State. The state has a variants of tribe making up, which results to being populated by several ethnic groups: Tiv , Idoma , Igede, Etulo, Abakpa, Jukun, Hausa, Igbo, Akweya and Nyifon. The Tiv is the major ethnic group in the state as they occupy 14 local government areas with the Etulo and Jukun, while the Idoma, Igede, Igbo, Akweya and Nyifon occupying nine local government areas.
Benue state is a region known for agriculture, and this result to most of the people being farmers while those living along the river areas engage in fishing as their commercial occupation.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Benue State
Here is the rundown of the 23 local government areas in Benue state and the towns located in them;
Ado Local Government Area
Ado LGA of Benue State is one of the local government area of Benue state and it has an headquarter in the town of Igumale.
Other prominent towns in Ado LGA include: Igah, Igedde, Ijigbam, Ikponkpon, Ogbee, Olekwu, Osabo, Osipi, Osukpo, Oturupo, Abisunya and Achibila.
Agatu Local Government Area
Agatu LGA is one of Benue State local government area. Obagaji town is the administrative headquarter of the local government area. There are other notable towns in Agatu LGA, which is Obaji including other urban areas.
Apa Local Government Area
Apa LGA is one of the twenty three local government area of Benus state, and it has an headquarter in the town of Ugbokpo.
Other towns in Apa LGA include; Ugbokpo, Iga, Akpete, Oiji, Ojope, Igoro, Ochekwu, Edikwu, Achaba, Ahija, Adija, Akpanta, Amoke, and Auke.
Buruku Local Government Area
Buruku LGA is one of the Local Government Area of Benue state. It headquarter is located in the town of Buruku.
Other towns in Buruku LGA are: Etilo, Mbaakura, Binev, Mbaade, Mbaatirkya, Mbaazager, Mbarkyongo, Mbatyough, Mbaya, Mbayaka and Shorov.
Gboko Local Government Area
Gboko LGA is a local government area of Benue State, with an headquarter in the town of Gboko. There are notable towns in Gboko local government are which are: Gboko, Igyorov, Mbaa Varakaa, Mbaanku, Mbadam and Mbakper.
Guma Local Government Area
Guma LGA of Benue State is headquarted in the town of Gbajimba. Towns and districts in Guma LGA include the following: Mbaawa, Mbabai, Mbasaan, Mbagwen and Uyiev, Daudu, Torkula, Kase- yough, Abinsi, Mbabegha and Agasha.
Gwer East Local Government Area
Gwer East LGA is one of the twenty-three local government area of Benue State. The local government area has its administrative headquarters in the town of Aliade, a central town in the area.
Other towns in Gwer East local government area include: Yonor, Ngyonov, Njiriv, Raav, Mbakpa and many other urban areas under their districts.
Gwer West Local Government Area
Gwer West LGA has a local government administrative headquarter located in the town of Naka, and the major towns of the LGA are: Naka, Aondoana, Agagbe, Naji Camp, Jimba, Bunka, Kule, Yonov, Mbakpa, Raav, Njiriv, Ingohov, Ikyande and Enger.
Katsina-Ala Local Government Area
Katsina-Ala LGA is a prominent local government area in Benue state. The administrative headquarter is in Katsina-Ala town. Other towns in the area include: Katsina-ota, Gbor, Ammatu, Tor-Donga, Abaji, Sai, Harga, Mbaton and Gbise.
Konshisha Local Government Area
Konshisha LGA with an administrative headquarter in the town of Tse-Agberagba, is one of the Local Government Area in Benue State.
Other major towns in it include: Tse-Agberagba, Gungul, Mbavaa, Aba, Abagi, Aduu,Korinya & other communities and clans.
Kwande Local Government Area
Kwande Local Government Area has a capital located in the town of Adikpo and the area is made of towns: Nanev, Turan, Ikurave-Ya and Shangev-Ya, Tse-Gum-Mbayevikyaior, Ahile/ AKende, Ahundu, and Dio, are the notable towns and districts in the local government area.
Logo Local Government Area
Logo LGA is a local government area in Benue state. It has an an administrative headquarter in Ugba Town.
Other towns in Logo LGA are: Torov, Mbaterem, Ucha, Gaambe Tiev, Ngenev, Ugondo, Tongov, Kpav, Gaambe-Va and Kyuran-Tiev.
Makurdi Local Government Area
When considering development, Makurdi LGA rates first in Benue state. This is the state capital and also serves as the LGA headquarters of Makurdi LGA.
There are many towns in this developed area, and they include: Makurdi (Rural) Adaka, Adeke, Ajam, Agbadu, Agbeshir, Agenada, Akaan, Aki, Akigwe, Akpehe, Akume, Alla and Anter.
Obi Local Government Area
Obi LGA is a bordering local government area in the state. It has its administrative headquarter in the town of Obarike-Ito and other notable towns include: Ito, Adudu, Agwatashi, Akanga, Uwokwu and Igede.
Ogbadibo Local Government Area
Ogbadibo is a local government area in Benue state. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Otukpa, as the area also consists of towns which include: Ovakam, Owukpa and Otukpa.
Ohimini Local Government Area
Ohimini LGA is one of the twenty-three local government area of Benue state. The administrative capital of the local government is located in the town of Idekpa-Okpiko and the area consists of other major towns which includes: Onyagede, Ogodu, Enumona, Ogoli, Ogande, Umonomi, Okpiko, Iyaya, Idekpa, Awume and Ikpoke.
Oju Local Government Area
Oju LGA is a Local Government Area with its administrative headquarter situated in the town of Oju. Other notable towns which make up the area are: Oju, Uwokwu, Abelega, Adega, Abofutu, Adiko, Ameka and Akunda.
Okpokwu Local Government Area
Okpokwu is one of the existing local government area in Benue state. The capital of the local government is located in the town of Okpoga. There are other towns in Okpokwu LGA whic include: Ichanna, Orokam, Otukpa, Owukpa, Okpoga and Edumoga.
Otukpo Local Government Area
Otukpo LGA is a local government area in Benue state. Otukpo is a town and the headquarter of Otukpo LGA. The local government area consists of other towns and communities, which are Otukpo, Ugboju-Ehole, Ugboju-Icho, Ugboju-Otehe, Adoka-Icho, Adoka-Itaje, Ewulo, Okete, Oturkpo town east and Otukpo town west.
Tarka Local Government Area
Tarka LGA has an administrative headquarter located in the town of Mannume and the local government area is made up of other towns and villages. They include: Tarka, Mbaajir, Akaa, Mbaigba, Mbaayo, Tongor, Yandev, Ipav, Mbayion, Mbatie, Mbalagh, Kusuv, Utur, Shorov, Mbagen, Mbatiav and Mbatierev.
Ukum Local Government Area
Ukum is a local government area in Benue State with a capital in the town of Sankera. Borikyo, Aterayange, Mbatian, Uvan, Ituuluv, Lumbur, Mbazum, Tsaar, Mbayenge, Ugbadan, Kendav and Azendesh, are the notable towns in Ukum LGA.
Ushongo Local Government Area
Ushongo LGA has its capital in the town of Lessel. Other notable towns are: Mbaoka, Lessel, Mbagba, Mbakuha, Ikov, Mbaikyaa, Ushongo, Utange, Atirkyese and Mbaivende.
Vandeikya Local Government Area
Vandeikya LGA is a local government area in Benue state. Vandeikya town is the administrative headquarter of the LGA.
Towns in Vandeikya LGA include: Mingev, Mbaka- Ange, Mbaduka, Mbagbera, Mbayongo, Mbara, Ute, Mbava and Tsambe.
Benue state local government areas and towns has been dully explained in this article. We hope this information helps you in understanding the state better.