Jibia

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Jibia
LGA and town
Jibia is located in Nigeria
Jibia
Jibia
Coordinates: 13°05′30″N 7°13′35″E / 13.09167°N 7.22639°E / 13.09167; 7.22639
Country  Nigeria
State Katsina State
Area
 • Total 1,037 km2 (400 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 169,748
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 822
ISO 3166 code NG.KT.JI

Jibia, (or Jibiya), is a town and Local Government Area (LGA) in Katsina State, northern Nigeria.[1] The population of the LGA was approximately 125,000 as of 2003, and the area is 1037 km².[1]

The postal code of the area is 822.[2]

Jibia sits along on the Nigerian border with Niger, and the border post was burnt down by a mob in 2005.[3] According to the Daily Triumph newspaper, the mob was "hired" by smugglers angry about the Katsina Custom Command's crackdown on contraband goods.[3] The Local Government shares borders with Batsari, Kaita, Katsina, Batagarawa and Zurmi (Zamfara State) Local Government Areas. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) operates an ambulatory center in Jibia.[4]

History[edit]

Abu Kassim, a researcher on the history of Jibia, wrote that the origins of Jibia date back to the wars of conquest between the rulers of Maradi and Katsina over territoriality and religion, especially after the jihad of Usman Bin Fodiyo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jibia". nigeriacongress.org. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b Yunusa, Abdulkadir. "Katsina custom command: So far so good". Daily Triumph. Triumph Publishing Company. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  4. ^ "A Katsina, la malnutrition continue". msf.fr (in French). Médecins Sans Frontières. Retrieved 2007-02-10. [dead link]


Coordinates: 13°05′30″N 7°13′35″E / 13.09167°N 7.22639°E / 13.09167; 7.22639