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LGA and town
Country Nigeria
StateBenue State
Local Government HeadquartersBuruku Town
 • Local Government Chairwoman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilJustina Sorkaa[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Buruku is a Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Buruku.

It has an area of 1,246 km² and a population of 203,721 at the 2006 census. Buruku LGA has the following districts (wards) with their projected population as at December, 2017:

District Projected Population
Binev 21,393
Etulo 14,253
Mbaade 14,795
Mbaakura 23,421
Mbaapen 37,646
Mbaatirkya 37,001
Mbaazager 16,114
Mbaikyongo 16,462
Mbakyaan 14,010
Mbatyough 15,294
Mbaya 37,820
Mbayaka 19,518
Shorov 13,891
Total 281,618

Over 80% of adults in this rural population is engaged in food crop production but each household also holds some livestock and citrus farm. The crop farmers produce yams, cassava, soyabeans, rice, groundnuts, sesame seed (beniseed), beans, guinea corn, millet, bambara nuts, ginger,sugar cane and maize. Buruku is a riverine local government area with large areas of Katsina-Ala River Basin where sugar cane is planted in commercial quantity. Rice is also produced in commercial quantities along the River Katsina-Ala basin and its streams/tributaries. Popular local markets in Buruku LGA are Ityowanye, Adi, Abwa, Buruku, Adogo, Kur, Usen, Agwabi, Ortese-Mbashian, Gbanyam, Ugah, Jingir, and Dogo/Wuna. Buruku has a large citrus and soya beans market at Ityowanye.

The postal code of the area is 981.[2]


  1. ^ http://benuestate.gov.ng/portfolio/hon-mrs-justina-sorkaa-buruku/
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
3. "National Population Commission, 2006 Census Figures."
4. "World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria Population by Zone, State, LGA and Ward."