Yabo, Nigeria

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LGA and town
Yabo is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°43′N 5°1′E / 12.717°N 5.017°E / 12.717; 5.017Coordinates: 12°43′N 5°1′E / 12.717°N 5.017°E / 12.717; 5.017
Country  Nigeria
State Sokoto State
 • Total 789 km2 (305 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 115,011
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 851
ISO 3166 code NG.SO.YA

Yabo is a Local Government Area in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Yabo, and Yabo local Government is one of the oldest local governments in Sokoto. Since Sokoto, Kebbi and zamfara are known as Sokoto. by then Yabo, Tambuwal and shagari are all known as Yabo local government.

It has an area of 789 km2 (305 sq mi) and a population of 115,011 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 851.[1]


The people of Yabo under the leadership of their king and scholar, Muhammadu Moyijo played a pivotal role towards Islamic teaching, reformation and establishment of Sokoto Caliphate led by Sheik Uthman Bn Fodiyo. Moyijo was a close friend, companion and supporter of Sheik Uthman Bn Fodio. He accompanied Sheik in several of his Islamic outings and spread his teaching around his localities. On his way to Zamfara, Shehu met Moyijo at a village called Magabci where they discussed important issues related to Islam and calling people towards Islam. Their meeting point is historically marked and even today the acclaimed Sheik Fodiyo's well and a tree under which Sheik Fodiyo teaches his followers still exist in Magabcci. In view of his vast knowledge in both Islamic teachings, administration and defence, Moyijo was appointed as the leader as well as the Flag bearer in-charge of Kebbi.[2] Until today, the title of king/ruler of Yabo is SARKIN KEBBIN YABO [The leader of Kebbi].


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ Smaldone, Joseph P (1977). "Ch 2: The Jihad Period, c. 1790–1817". In John Dunn, J. M. Lonsdale, David M. G. Newbery, A. F. Robertson. Warfare in the Sokoto Caliphate: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. AFRICAN STUDIES SERIES (CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge University Press). p. 26. ISBN 978-0-521-21069-0.