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Birnin Kudu is a town and a Local Government Area in the south of Jigawa State, Nigeria some 120 kilometres south-east of Kano. As of 2007 the town of Birnin Kudu had an estimated population of 27,000.
Birnin Kudu is an old historic town renowned for its rocks and drawings found in some of them dating to centuries before the colonisation of Northern Nigeria and establishment of Native Authority (NA). The town was an NA headquarters during the British rule and has been the capital of Birnin Kudu Local Government Area.
It is home to one of the oldest schools in northern Nigeria, Government College Birnin Kudu, from where many Northern Leaders emerged including Alhaji Abubakar Rimi, a governor of Kano State under the People's Redemption Party of Mallam Aminu Kano.
In recent politics, Birnin Kudu has produced two governors of Jigawa State (Alh Ali Sa'adu, first civilian governor of the state) and Alh Sule Lamido, current governor of the state who assumed office in May 2007.
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