Bama is the headquarters of Bama Local Government Area.
It has an area of 4,997 kilometres and a population of 269,986, according to the 2006 census.
Located “about 60 kilometres” from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Bama is one of the 16 local government areas that constitute the Dikwa Emirate, a traditional council in the state
The city, which is clode to the border with Cameroon, has been consistently under Boko Haram attacks. It was attacked in May 2013 and in February.
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