Jimeta is a town in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The town’s population was 73,080 in 1991. The elevation of Jimeta is 135 m, and it lies along the Benue River.
Jimeta and nearby Yola, the state capital of Adamawa] have interconnected histories, and, between 1935 and 1955, were unified as one town; Jimeta also serves as Yola’s port and it also contains Yola’s airport. Some refer to the two as “Jimeta Yola.”
On November 17, 2015, a bomb exploded in a market beside a main road in the city. The bomb killed 32 people and was blamed on Boko Haram.
Jimeta , town, Adamawa state, eastern Nigeria. It lies on the south bank of the Benue River. and on the highway between Zing and Girei. Merged with Yola in 1935 by the Fulani administration, Jimeta regained independent town status with its own council in 1955. With the construction of a spur road to Yola (5.5 miles [9 km] south-southeast), the town became a river port for Yola, gradually taking over most of the river-borne traffic along the Benue River. From mid-July to mid-October, when the Benue has deep water, boats carry peanuts (groundnuts) and cotton from Cameroon and hides and skins from the hinterland of Yola-Jimeta downstream to the Niger River delta ports for export. Local trade handles sorghum, millet, yams, shea nuts, onions, peppers, indigo, cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry.