|LGA and city|
|• Total||2,366 km2 (914 sq mi)|
|Population (2006 Census)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
|3-digit postal code prefix||620|
|ISO 3166 code||NG.YO.DA|
The town of Damaturu is on the A3 highway and has an estimated 2010 population of 44,268.  Damaturu is the headquarters of the Damaturu Emirate, at one time part of the Ngazaragamo emirate based in Gaidam.
On 26 October 2013, suspected Boko Haram militants engaged security forces in a lengthy gun battle and raided a hospital in Damaturu.
On 1 December 2014, suspected Boko Haram militants carried out attacks on the city. The assault began shortly after 5:00 am local time. Gunshots and explosions were heard and a base of the riot police was reported to have been set on fire. Yobe state university also came under attack.
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- "Nigerian unrest: Damaturu city 'under militant attack'". BBC News. 1 December 2014.
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