Askira/Uba

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Askira/Uba
Country Nigeria
StateBorno State
CapitalAskira
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Askira/Uba is a Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Askira.

It has an area of 2,362 km² and a population of 138,091 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 601.[1]

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 individuals."[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ "Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Nine in Borno Village". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  3. ^ Hamza Idris; Yahaya Ibrahim (2014-07-15). "Nigeria: 38 Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village". Daily Trust - AllAfrica. Retrieved 2014-07-18.