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Adamawa State Mubi

Mubi is a town in Adamawa North Senatorial Districts in Adamawa state, Nigeria. The major tribes are Gude Nzanyi and Fali peoples Muvi Names like umar gella family are very common in the state. The Nuhu Wakili’s family is the ruling family in the town. It is home to the state university, Adamawa State University, Mubi. Some media outlets claimed that the city has been renamed to Madinatul Islam, meaning city of Islam.

Mubi, town, northeastern Adamawa state, northeastern Nigeria. It lies on the west bank of the Yedseram River, a stream that flows north into Lake Chad, and is situated on the western flanks of the Mandara Mountains.

Probably founded in the late 18th century by the Fulani people, Mubi remained under the jurisdiction of the sultanate of Mandara until conquered in the Fulani jihad (holy war) by Modibbo Adama. By the 1820s the peoples of Mubi and the surrounding area were incorporated into Adama’s Fulani kingdom of Fumbina, later called Adamawa; in the 1890s they were subjected to slave raids by Adamawa’s emir Zubeiru. The town was taken by German forces in 1903 and served as a frontier post and administrative centre of German Kamerun until its capture by the British in 1914. Mubi and its surrounding region were placed in the British Cameroons by a League of Nations mandate in 1922. In 1961 it became part of Nigeria. The town is the site of a federal polytechnic college. Pop. (2006) local government area, 280,009.

In November 2014, the Nigerian army took back control of Mubi from Boko Haram. Adamawa state governor Bala Ngilari said government forces had recaptured the town, although there was no independent confirmation of this. Some reports said Boko Haram had withdrawn after looting the town, rather than as the result of direct fighting. However, Bala Ngilari’s chief of staff, Chibudo Babbi, told the BBC Hausa Service that remnants of the group were being flushed out of Mubi by the military.


Mubi town fell victim to a terrorist attack on 2 October 2012 when suspected members of Boko Haram entered the town at around 10pm and started to kill indiscriminately. The victims were mostly students from the three educational institutions (Federal Polytechnic Mubi, School Of Health Technology and Adamawa State University) based in the town. The death toll was put at 25 initially, however, the number is said to be closer to 45.

Cattle Market

Mubi is the home of a famous international cattle Market popularly known as kasuwan shanu or Kasuwan tike situated at the center of the town, thousands of cattles and sheeps are bought by customers mainly from south eastern Nigeria and being distributed to the different parts of southern Nigeria by trailers and trucks.

References; Wikipedia, https://www.britannica.com/place/Mubi

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