Monguno

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Monguno
LGA and town
Monguno is located in Nigeria
Monguno
Monguno
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°41′0″N 13°36′0″E / 12.68333°N 13.60000°E / 12.68333; 13.60000Coordinates: 12°41′0″N 13°36′0″E / 12.68333°N 13.60000°E / 12.68333; 13.60000
Country Nigeria
StateBorno State
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Monguno is the capital of the Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria.

It has an area of 1,913 km² and a population of 109,851 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 612.[1]

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

In early January 2015, residents fled Monguno and the village of Doron-Baga for the internally displaced persons camps in Maiduguri, following the capture of nearby Bama by Boko Haram.[3] Monguno was captured by Boko Haram forces on January 26, 2015.[4] Amnesty International expressed concern that local residents' requests for more troops for protection from Boko Haram had been ignored by the Nigerian Army.[5] On February 17, 2015, the Nigerian military retook Monguno in a coordinated air and ground assault. [6]

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.). Abuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Information. p. 106. ISBN 9780104089.
  3. ^ "Nigeria: More Refugees Flee Homes in Borno State" (cajnews Africa - allAfrica.com). 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  4. ^ Faith Karimi and Aminu Abubakar (2015-01-26). "Nigerian soldiers save one city from Boko Haram but a nearby one is seized". CNN.com. Retrieved 2015-01-29.
  5. ^ "Nigeria: Nigerian authorities were warned of Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno". Amnesty International. 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  6. ^ "African allies claim gains against Boko Haram". BBC News. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-02-17.