Local Government Areas in Yobe State

Yobe state is located in the northeast axis of Nigeria. It was created in 1991 and has been very badly affected by the activities of Boko Haram Insurgents in Northeast Nigeria. Yobe state covers an area of 45,502km² and comprises of 16 Local Government Areas.

1. Bade Local Government Area

History of Bade Local Government Area

Bade Local Government Area in Yobe state covers an area of 772km². It has its headquarters in Gashua town and has the Bade and Duwai languages as its dominant languages.

Location of Bade Local Government Area

Bade Local Government Area Karasuwa and Jakusko. It is located in the northwest axis of Yobe state.

Chairman of Bade Local Government Area:

Alhaji Kakumi Musa

Wards in Bade Local Government Area

Yobe Bade Dagona 1
Yobe Bade Gwio-Kura 2
Yobe Bade Katuzu 3
Yobe Bade Lawan Audu/Lawan Al – Wali 4
Yobe Bade Lawan Fannami 5
Yobe Bade Lawan Musa 6
Yobe Bade Sarkin Hausawa 7
Yobe Bade Tagali/Sugum 8
Yobe Bade Usur/Dawayo 9
Yobe Bade Zangon Musa/Zango Umaru 10

 2. Bursari Local Government Area

History of Bursari Local Government Area

Bursari Local Government Area has its headquarters in Dapchi town. Bursari Local Government Area had a population of 109,124 in 2006 and has a landmass of 3,818km².

Location of Bursari Local Government Area

Bursari Local Government Area is bounded by Bade, Tarmuwa, Geidam, Yusufari and Yunusari Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bursari Local Government Area:

Zanna Abacha

Wards in Bursary Local Government Area

Yobe Bursari Bayamari 1
Yobe Bursari Damnawa/Juluri 2
Yobe Bursari Danani 3
Yobe Bursari Dapchi 4
Yobe Bursari Garun Dole / Garin Alkali 5
Yobe Bursari Guba 6
Yobe Bursari Guji / Metalari 7
Yobe Bursari Kaliyari 8
Yobe Bursari Kurnawa 9
Yobe Bursari Masaba 10

3. Damaturu Local Government Area

History of Damaturu Local Government Area

Damaturu Local Government Area is the most developed Local Government Area in Yobe state. It has its headquarters in Damaturu town and has an area of 2,366km². This Local Government Area has been very negatively affected by the activities of Boko Haram fighters.

Location of Damaturu Local Government Area

Damaturu Local Government Area is located in the eastern axis of Yobe state. It is bounded by Gjba, Fune and Tarmuwa Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Damaturu Local Government Area:

Mulima Idi Mato

Wards in Damaturu Local Government Area

Yobe Damaturu Bindigari/Fawari 1
Yobe Damaturu Damakasu 2
Yobe Damaturu Damaturu Central 3
Yobe Damaturu Gabir/Maduri 4
Yobe Damaturu Kalallawa/Gabai 5
Yobe Damaturu Kukareta/Warsala 6
Yobe Damaturu Maisandari/Waziri Ibrahim Estate 7
Yobe Damaturu Murfa Kalam 8
Yobe Damaturu Nayinawa 9
Yobe Damaturu Njiwaji/Gwange 10
Yobe Damaturu Sasawa/Kabaru 11

 4. Fika Local Government Area

History of Fika Local Government Area

Fika Local Government Area has its headquarters in Fika town. It is a 2,208km² Local Government Area and had a population of 136,895 in 2006.

Location of Fika Local Government Area

Fika occupies the southwestern axis of Yobe. It is bounded by Gulani, Gujba, Kune, Potiskum, and Nangere Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Fika Local Government Area:

Adamu  Bazam Usman

Wards in Fika Local Government Area

Yobe Fika Daya/Chana 1
Yobe Fika Fika/Anze 2
Yobe Fika Gadaka/Shembire 3
Yobe Fika Gudi / Dozi / Godo Woli 4
Yobe Fika Janga / Boza / Fa. Sawa / T. Nanai 5
Yobe Fika Mubi / Fusami / Garin Wayo 6
Yobe Fika Ngalda/Dumbulwa 7
Yobe Fika Shoye/Garin Aba 8
Yobe Fika Turmi / Maluri 9
Yobe Fika Zangaya/Mazawaun 10

5. Fune Local Government Area

History of Fune Local Government Area

Fune Local Government Area in Yobe state has its headquarters in the southwest of the Local Government Area. It has an area of 4,948km² and is made up of quite a number of fishing communities.

Location of Fune Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the middle and part of the southern axis of Yobe state. It is bordered by 8 other Local Government Areas.

Wards in Fune Local Government Area

Yobe Fune Abakire / Ngenlshengele / Shamka 1
Yobe Fune Alagarno 2
Yobe Fune Borno Kiji/Ngarho/Bebbende 3
Yobe Fune Damagum Town 4
Yobe Fune Daura/Bulanyiwa/Dubbul/Bauwa 5
Yobe Fune Dogon Kuka/Gishiwari/Gununu 6
Yobe Fune Fune/Ngelzarma/Milbiyar/Lawan Kalam 7
Yobe Fune Gaba Tasha/Aigada/Dumbulwa 8
Yobe Fune Gudugurka/Marmar I 9
Yobe Fune Jajere/Banellewa/Babbare 10
Yobe Fune Kayeri 11
Yobe Fune Kollere/Kafaje 12
Yobe Fune Mashio 13

 6. Geidam Local Government Area

History of Geidam Local Government Area

Geitam Local Government Area has a landmass of 4,357km² and is one of the biggest Local Government Areas in Yobe state. Its headquarters is in Geidam town. Also, it had a population of 157,295 in 2006.

Location of Geidam Local Government Area

Geidam Local Government Area is bordered by Tarmuwa, Yunusari and Bursari Local Government Areas.

Wards in Geidam Local Government Area

Yobe Geidam Asheikri 1
Yobe Geidam Balle/Gallaba/Meleri 2
Yobe Geidam Damakarwa/Kusur 3
Yobe Geidam Dejina/Fukurti 4
Yobe Geidam Futchimiram 5
Yobe Geidam Gumsa 6
Yobe Geidam Hausari 7
Yobe Geidam Kawuri 8
Yobe Geidam Ma’anna/Dagambi 9
Yobe Geidam Shame Kura / Dilawa 10
Yobe Geidam Zurgu Ngilewa / Borko 11

 7. Gujba Local Government Area

History of Gujba Local Government Area

Gujba is both an Emirate and a Local Government Area in Yobe state. It is a big Local Government Area and has a landmass of 3,239km². Gujba Local Government Area has its headquarters in Buni Yadi town and is occupied by the Fulanis.

Location of Gujba Local Government Area

Gujba is bordered by Damaturu, Gulani and Fune Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Gujba Local Government Area:

Kyari Batarama

Wards in Gujba Local Government Area

Yobe Gujba Bunigari/Lawanti 1
Yobe Gujba Buniyadi North / South 2
Yobe Gujba Dadingel 3
Yobe Gujba Goniri 4
Yobe Gujba Gotala/Gotumba 5
Yobe Gujba Gujba 6
Yobe Gujba Mallam Dunari 7
Yobe Gujba Mutai 8
Yobe Gujba Ngurbuwa 9
Yobe Gujba Wagir 10

 8. Gulani Local Government Area

History of Gulani Local Government Area

Gulani Local Government Area has its headquarters in Jaba town. It had a population of 103,510 in 2006 and a landmass of 2,090km².

Location of Gulani Local Government Area

Gulani occupies the northern axis of Yobe state.

Chairman of Gulani Local Government Area:

Babayo Hassa Gulani

Wards in Gulani Local Government Area

Yobe Gulani Bara 1
Yobe Gulani Borno Kiji/Tetteba 2
Yobe Gulani Bularafa 3
Yobe Gulani Bumsa 4
Yobe Gulani Dokshi 5
Yobe Gulani Gabai 6
Yobe Gulani Gagure 7
Yobe Gulani Garin Tuwo 8
Yobe Gulani Gulani 9
Yobe Gulani Kushimaga 10
Yobe Gulani Njibulwa 11
Yobe Gulani Ruhu 12

 9. Jakusko Local Government Area

History of Jakusko Local Government Area

Jakusko is an LGA in Yobe state with its headquarters in Jakusko town. With an area of 3,941km², this Local Government Area is one of the biggest in Yobe state. Jakusko Local Government Area is dominated by Bade speaking people and it had a population of 229,083 in 2006.

Location of Jakusko Local Government Area

Jakusko Local Government Area is located in the western axis of Yobe state. It is bounded by Bade, Nangere, Bursari, and Fume Local Government Areas

Chairman of Jakusko Local Government Area:

Babbangida Ibrahim Jaba

Wards in Jakusko Local Government Area

Yobe Jakusko Buduwa / Saminaka 1
Yobe Jakusko Dumbari 2
Yobe Jakusko Gidgid / Bayam 3
Yobe Jakusko Gorgoram 4
Yobe Jakusko Jaba 5
Yobe Jakusko Jakusko 6
Yobe Jakusko Jawur/Katamma 7
Yobe Jakusko Lafiya Loi-Loi 8
Yobe Jakusko Muguram 9
Yobe Jakusko Zabudum / Dachia 10

 10. Karasawa Local Government Area

History of Karasawa Local Government Area

Karasawa Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Jajimaji town. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Manga people as has the Bade language as its dominant language.

Location of Karasawa Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Nguru, Bade and Yusufari Local Government Areas.

Wards in Karasawa Local Government Area

Yobe Karasawa Bukarti 1
Yobe Karasawa Fajiganari 2
Yobe Karasawa Garin Gawo 3
Yobe Karasawa Gasma 4
Yobe Karasawa Jaji Maji 5
Yobe Karasawa Karasuwa Galu 6
Yobe Karasawa Karauswa Garu Guna 7
Yobe Karasawa Wachakal 8
Yobe Karasawa Waro 9
Yobe Karasawa Yajiri 10

11. Machina Local Government Area

History of Machina Local Government Area

Machina is one of the Local Government Areas in Yobe state that share borders with The Republic of Niger. It has its headquarters in Machina town and has a landmass of 1,213km².

Location of Machina Local Government Area

Machina Local Government Area occupies the northwestern axis of Yobe state.

Wards in Machina Local Government Area

Yobe Machina Bogo 1
Yobe Machina Damai 2
Yobe Machina Dole 3
Yobe Machina Falimaram 4
Yobe Machina Kom-Komma 5
Yobe Machina Kuka-Yasku 6
Yobe Machina Lamisu 7
Yobe Machina Machina-Kwari 8                                                                                                                                          Yobe Machina Maskandare 9
Yobe Machina Taganama 10

12. Nangere Local Government Area

History of Nangere Local Government Area

Nangere Local Government Area in Yobe state has its headquarters in Nangere town. It had a population of 87,823 in the 2006 census and an area of 980km².

Location of Nangere Local Government Area

Nangere is located in the western part of Yobe state. It shares borders with Fune, Jakusco, Potiskum and Fika Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Nangere Local Government Area:

Baba Langawa

Wards in Nangere Local Government Area

Yobe Nangere Chilariye 1
Yobe Nangere Dadiso / Chukuriwa 2
Yobe Nangere Dawasa/G.Baba 3
Yobe Nangere Dazigau 4
Yobe Nangere Degubi 5
Yobe Nangere Kukuri/Chiromari 6
Yobe Nangere Langawa / Darin 7
Yobe Nangere Nangere 8
Yobe Nangere Pakarau Kare-Kare/ Pakarau Fulani 9
Yobe Nangere Tikau 10
Yobe Nangere Watinani 11

13. Nguru Local Government Area

History of Nguru Local Government Area

Nguru Local Government Area in Yobe state has its headquarters in Nguru town close to the Hadejia River. It has a landmass of 916km² and a population of 150,632 in the 2006 census.

Location of Nguru Local Government Area

Nguru is located in northwest Yobe state. It is bounded by Karasuwa, Machina, and Yusufari Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Nguru Local Government Area:

Ali Mai Dami

Wards in Nguru Local Government Area

Yobe Nguru Bulabulin 1
Yobe Nguru Bulanguwa 2
Yobe Nguru Dabule 3
Yobe Nguru Dumsai/Dogon-Kuka 4
Yobe Nguru Garbi/Bambori 5
Yobe Nguru Hausari 6
Yobe Nguru Kanuri 7
Yobe Nguru Maja-Kura 8
Yobe Nguru Mirba-Kabir/Mirba Sagir 9
Yobe Nguru Nglaiwa 10

14. Potiskum Local Government Area

History of Potiskum Local Government Area

Potiskum is one of the many Local Government Areas in northeast Nigeria that have been affected by the Boko Haram Insurgency. It is an LGA as well as an Emirate in Yobe state. It is occupied by the Kare-Kare, Ngizim and Bolewa peoples. Potiskum Local Government Area has a landmass of 559km² and is a center of commerce in Yobe state.

Location of Potistum Local Government Area

Potiskum is bordered by Kune, Pika, and Nangere Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Potistum Local Government Area:

Mohammed Musa Potikum

Wards in Potiskum Local Government Area

Yobe Potiskum Bare-Bare/Bauya/Lalai Dumbulwa 1
Yobe Potiskum Bolewa ‘A’ 2
Yobe Potiskum Bolewa ‘B’ 3
Yobe Potiskum Danchuwa/Bula 4
Yobe Potiskum Dogo Nini 5
Yobe Potiskum Dogo Tebo 6
Yobe Potiskum Hausawa 7
Yobe Potiskum Mamudo 8
Yobe Potiskum Ngojin/Alaraba 9
Yobe Potiskum Yerimaram/Garin Daye/Badejo/Nahuta 10

15. Tarmuwa Local Government Area

History of Tarmuwa Local Government Area

Tarmuwa Local Government Area has its headquarters in Babangida town. Tarmuwa Local Government Area has a landmass of 4,594km² and had a population of 177,204 in the 2006 census.

Location of Tarmuwa Local Government Area

Tarmuwa Local Government Area is located in the eastern axis of Yobe state.

Chairman of Tarmuwa Local Government Area:

Muhammed Gidado Abubakar

Wards in Tarmuwa Local Government Area

Yobe Tarmuwa Babangida 1
Yobe Tarmuwa Barkami / Bulturi 2
Yobe Tarmuwa Biriri/Churokusko 3
Yobe Tarmuwa Jumbam 4
Yobe Tarmuwa Koka/Sungul 5
Yobe Tarmuwa Koriyel 6
Yobe Tarmuwa Lantaiwa 7
Yobe Tarmuwa Mafa 8
Yobe Tarmuwa Mandadawa 9
Yobe Tarmuwa Shekau 10

16. Yunusari Local Government Area

History of Yunusari Local Government Area

Yunusari Local Government Area is a large Local Government Area in Yobe state. It has an area of 3,790km² and has its headquarters in Kanamma Local Government Area. This Local Government Area is bordered by The Republic of Niger.

Location of Yunusari Local Government Area

Yunusari Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Yobe state.

Chairman of Yunusari Local Government Area:

Yerima Lawan Mahmud

Wards in Yunusari Local Government Area

Yobe Yunusari Bultuwa/Mar/Yaro 1                                                                                                                            Yobe Yunusari Daratoshia 2
Yobe Yunusari Degaltura/Ngamzai 3
Yobe Yunusari Dekwa 4
Yobe Yunusari Dilala/Kalgi 5
Yobe Yunusari Mairari 6
Yobe Yunusari Mozogun/Kujari 7
Yobe Yunusari Ngirabo 8
Yobe Yunusari Wadi/Kafiya 9
Yobe Yunusari Zajibiri / Dumbal 10

17 Yusufari Local Government Area

History of Yusufari Local Government Area

Yusufari Local Government Area LGA in Yobe state has its headquarters in Yusufari town. It is a very large Local Government Area and is occupied by the Hausas. Yusufari Local Government Area has a landmass of 3,928km² and a population of 111,086 in the 2006 census.

Location of Yusufari Local Government Area

Yusufari Local Government Area occupies the northwest axis of Yobe state.

Chairman of Yusufari Local Government Area:

Balama Budu

Wards in Yusufari Local Government Area

Yobe Yusufari Alanjirori 1
Yobe Yusufari Gumshi 2
Yobe Yusufari Guya 3
Yobe Yusufari Jebuwa 4
Yobe Yusufari Kajimaram/Sumbar 5
Yobe Yusufari Kaska/Tulotulowa 6
Yobe Yusufari Kumagannam 7
Yobe Yusufari Mai-Malari 8
Yobe Yusufari Mayori 9
Yobe Yusufari Yusufari 10

2 thoughts on “Local Government Areas in Yobe State

  • July 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    Yusufari local govt is occupied by kanuris not hausas.

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  • August 16, 2018 at 3:35 am
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    Hmm lawan not kanuri is Manga

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