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It has an area of 2,362 km² and a population of 138,091 at the 2006 census.
In July 2014, the villages of Huyim and Dille in Askira/Uba LGA were attacked by suspected Boko Haram gunmen, with nine and thirty-eight deaths respectively. The attackers came from the Sambisa Forest. Displaced residents "need help from governments and spirited individuals."
- "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
- "Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Nine in Borno Village". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- Hamza Idris; Yahaya Ibrahim (2014-07-15). "Nigeria: 38 Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village". Daily Trust - AllAfrica. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
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