Borno State is a prominent state in north-eastern Nigeria, and the second largest state in the country by land area. The state has a capital in Maiduguri, the largest urban area in the region. Borno state was created in 1976 from the then North-Eastern State. The state is made up of mostly Kanuri ethic group, and they have a good number of Muslims.
Maiduguri city and Bama are few to mention the notable urban areas in Borno state. In this article, we’ll outline the local government areas and towns that is in this state.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Borno State
There are a number of 28 local government areas in Borno state. Here is the comprehensive rundown of these LGAs and the towns in it;
Abadam Local Government Area
Abadam is a Local Government Area in Borno state. The town of Malumfatori is the headquarter of Abadam LGA. Other towns include: Banowa, Jabullam, Fuguwa, Arege, Yau, Yawa Kura, Mollam Kaunari and Kudokurgu.
Askira/Uba Local Government Area
Askira/Uba LGA is another local government area in Borno state. Askira town is the capital of the LGA.
There are also other towns which include: Bagiau, Chul, Dum Bam, Giwa Kir Koma, Jimbulumu, Kauthlama, Njoma, Uba, Uwataku, Yimirali, Dille, Gegombi, Huyum and Kuhi.
Bama Local Government Area
Bama town is the headquarter of Bama LGA, of which the area got it name. Other notable towns include: Kaigamari, Zarawuyaku, Andara, Ajiri Wulba, Buduwa, Jere, and others.
Bayo Local Government Area
Bayo LGA is a Local Government Area in Borno State, and it headquarter is domiciled in Biriyel town.
There are other towns in Bayo LGA which include: Balbaya, Fikayel, Gamadadi, Jara Dali, Jara Gol, Limanti, Teli, Wuyo and Zara.
Biu Local Government Area
Biu LGA is a renown local government area in Borno state. There is an administrative headquater in Biu town, of which the area got it name. Other towns are: Zarawuyaku, Waka, Mandara, Abdu, Garwashina, Tabra, Burutai, Dadin Kowa, Dugja, Garubula, Gur, Kenken, Mandara Girau, Miringa, Sulumthla and Yawi.
Chibok Local Government Area
Chibok LGA is one of the local government area in Borno state. The LGA has a capital in Chibok town. Other local government area include: Garu, Likama, Wuntaku, Gatamarwa, Kautikari, Korongilim, Kuburmbula, Mbalala, Mboa Kura, Pemi and Shikarkir.
Damboa Local Government Area
Damboa LGA of Borno state has an administrative headquarter situated in the town of Damboa. Towns and districts in Damboa LGA include: Ajign, Azur, Multe, Forfor, Bego, Yerwa, Ngurna, Damboa, Gumsuri, Misakurbudu, Kafa, Mafi, Mulgwai, Kopchi, Nguda, Wuyaram, Wawa and Korede.
Dikwa Local Government Area
Dikwa LGA is a prominent area in Borno. It is an emirate, and also a Local Government Area in the state. Dikwa town is the capital of the LGA.
Other notable towns include: Sheffri, Boboshe, Dikwa, Gajibo, Magarta, Mallam Maja, Mudu, Kaza, Muliye, Jemuri, Ngudoram, Sogoma, Afuye, Ufaye and Gujile.
Gubio Local Government Area
Gubio LGA has an headquarter in the town of Gubio. The local government area also comprises of other towns and communities, which include: Ardimini, Dabira, Felo, Gamowo, Gazabure, Gubio Town, Kingowa, Ngetra and Zowo.
Guzamala Local Government Area
Guzamala Local Government Area in Borno state has a capital in the town of Gudumbali. Other towns in the local government area are: Aduwa, Gudumbali, Guworam, Guzamala, Kingarwa, Mairari, Moduri and Wamiri.
Gwoza Local Government Area
Gwoza Local Government Area has its headquarters in Gwoza town, which the area got it name. Other towns include: Ashigashia, Balangaje, Balazala, Barawa, Bokko, Bulabulin, Duma, Falagwe, Gadful, Bubayawa Gudul, Ngoshe Pulka,Ashigashiya, Bita, Izge, Dure, Wala, and Warabe.
Hawul Local Government Area
Hawul Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in the town of Azare, comprising of towns & districts of Sakwa, Kwajaffa Hang Kwaya-Bur Tanga- Rumta, Marama, Kidang, Pama, Whitambaya, Puba, Vidau, Lokoja, Hema, Hawul, Shaffa and others.
Jere Local Government Area
Jere LGA is a local government area in Borno state. The headquarter is situated in the town of Khaddamari. Other towns & wards making up the area are: Dala-Lawanti, Dusuman, Gamboru, Gomari, Gongulong, Jere, Koshebe, Lawanti, Maimusari, Mairi, Mashamari, Masu, Ngudda and Tuba.
Kaga Local Government Area
Kaga LGA has an headquarter situated in the town of Benisheikh. Other towns making up the local government area include: Afa, Borgozo, Dogoma, Jalori, Dongo, Galangi, Guwo, Karagawaru, Mainok, Marguba, Ngamdu, Shettimari, Tobolo, Wajiro, Burgumma, Wassaram and others.
Kala Local Government Area
Kala Local Government Area of Borno state has it capital located in the town of Rann. Other towns in Kala LGA are: Kalam, Kulakula, Kulakura, Kulkaraka, Kutilar, Mada, Moholo, Masana, Maleri, Mokholo, Ran, Sabba, Sigal and Tilam.
Konduga Local Government Area
Konduga is a notable town, and is is the local government headquarter of Konduga LGA. Other towns in the local government area include: Lamboa, Bazamri, Dalori, Kellumiri, Konduga, Malari, Ngalimari, Wanori, Yabal, Garu, Auno, Chabbol, Wanori, Dawa, Kangamari and Jewu.
Kukawa Local Government Area
Kukawa is a town and also the administrative headquarter of Kukawa Local Government Area. Alagarno, Baga, Kanembu Adua Ajiri, Alagama, Bundur, Dogoshi, Doro, Duguri, Kauwa, Kekeno, Kukawa, Moduari, Barwari and Yoyo are the prominent towns in Kukawa LGA.
Kwaya Local Government Area
Kwaya LGA has its administrative headquarters in the town of Kwaya Kusar. Other towns making up Kwaya LGA include the following: Gondi, Kusar, Gusi, Billa, Guwal, Kubuku, Kurba, Kwaya Kusar, Peta, Wada, Yimirthalang and Algarno.
Mafa Local Government Area
Mafa LGA of Borno state has it capital in Mafa town. Other towns and districts in Mafa LGA include: Masu, Mujigine, Tamsu, Ngamdua, Anadua, Kajari, Loslari, Mafa-Nguranna, Mafa, Abbari, Mbuta, Mijigine, Siguabuya and Umarari.
Magumeri Local Government Area
Magumeri town is the administrative headquarter of Magumeri LGA. Other towns that make up the LGA include: Hoyo, Magumeri, Ayi, Yasku, Furram, Borno Yesu, Gaji Ganna, Chin, Gowa, Ngubala, Ngamma, Kavevam and Kalizoram.
Maiduguri Local Government Area
Maiduguri LGA is the most developed area in Borno state. The LGA is both a local government area and the state capital. The towns that make up this urban area include: Maiduguri Urban, Bolori, Bulablin, Gamboru Liberty, Gwange, Shehiri, Mafoni, Limanti, Lamisula and Jabba Mari.
Marte Local Government Area
Marte Local Government Area has a capital located in the town of Marte. Ala, Marte, Alla Lawanti, Borsori, Gumna, Kulli, Kirenowa, Mawulli, Njine, Zaga and Kabuluwa towns are the notable urban centres in Marte LGA.
Mobbar Local Government Area
Mobbar LGA has an headquarter in the town of Damasak, and the area covers many towns and communities which include: Chamba, Asaga, Mobbar, Damasak, Duji, Kaveto, Layi, Zanna Umorti and Ghashagar.
Monguno Local Government Area
Monguno is a Local Government Area in Borno state. It has an headquarter in the town of Monguno. Other towns in the local government area include: Kumalia, Damakuli, Kaguram, Mintar, Mofio, Ngurno, Sure, Wulo, Yele and Zulum.
Ngala Local Government Area
Ngala LGA is one of Borno state 28 local government areas. It has its administrative headquarters in Gambolu Town and towns in it are: Gambolu, Fuye, Ngala, Ndufu, sagir, Tunokalia, Warshele, Wulgo, Rana, Wurge, Old Gamboru and Logumane.
Nganzai Local Government Area
Nganzai LGA has an administrative headquarters in Gajiram town. There are also other notable towns in the area which include: Nganzai, Badu, Alarge, Damaram, Gadai, Kuda, Kurnawa, Maiwa, Miye, Sugundure, Gajiram and Sabsabuwa.
Shani Local Government Area
Shani LGA is a Local Government Area in Borno state. The administrative headquarter of the local government area is im Shani Town. Other towns are: Gasi, Buma, Bargu, Shani, Lakundum, Gora, Gwolasho, Gwashaka, Kombo, Kubo, Kwaba, Wokama and Salifawa.
After knowing the different local government areas and towns in Borno state, we believe it’s time to take a visit to the game reserve, wild life and the cultural displays of Borno as a whole. This is the size of this as we have list all towns and local government areas in Borno state.