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LGA and town
Mafa is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°55′33″N 13°36′20″E / 11.92583°N 13.60556°E / 11.92583; 13.60556Coordinates: 11°55′33″N 13°36′20″E / 11.92583°N 13.60556°E / 11.92583; 13.60556
Country  Nigeria
State Borno State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

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

It has an area of 2,869 km² and a population of 103,518 at the 2006 census.

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

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

On 2 February 2015, the Nigerian Army said it had recaptured Mafa from Boko Haram, along with the nearby towns of Gamboru, Abadam, Mallam Fatori, and Marte, following joint military operations by Nigerian and Cameroonian forces, civilian forces, and three days of Chadian airstrikes.[3]


  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.). Abuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Information. p. 106. ISBN 9780104089. 
  3. ^ "Nigeria claims Gamboru, four towns recaptured from Boko Haram". AFP - Yahoo News. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-02-03.