Kala/Balge

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Kala/Balge
LGA
Country  Nigeria
State Borno State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Kala/Balge is a Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. It is the easternmost LGA of Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Rann.

It has an area of 1,896 km² and a population of 60,797 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 611.[1]

It is one of the sixteen LGAs that constitute the Dikwa Emirate, a traditional state located in Borno State, Nigeria.[2]

History[edit]

On May 14, 2014, local civilian vigilantes repelled a raid by the terrorist group Boko Haram, killing over 200 militants. [3] On May 31, 500 Boko Haram terrorists returned and overwhelmed the vigilantes killing 40.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ Nigeria (2000). Nigeria: a people united, a future assured. 2, State Surveys (Millennium ed ed.). Abuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Information. p. 106. ISBN 9780104089. 
  3. ^ Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'
  4. ^ "Vengeful Boko Haram Terrorists Overwhelm Local Vigilantes In Kalabalge, Kill 40 Villagers". Sahara Reporters. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.