Mubi

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Mubi

"Muvi"
Nickname(s): 
"Sabon Dale"
Motto(s): 
"Home of Peace"
Mubi is located in Nigeria
Mubi
Mubi
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 10°16′N 13°16′E / 10.267°N 13.267°E / 10.267; 13.267
CountryNigeria
StateAdamawa State
Population
 (1991)
 • Total128,900

Mubi is a town in Northern Senatorial District of Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria.

Demographics[edit]

The major tribes of the town are: Gude Nzanyi, Fali, Kilba, Marghi, Kamwe(higi), Fulani and Mundang (Godo-godo).

Education[edit]

Mubi has three higher institutions of learning: Federal Polytechnic, Mubi,[1][2] College of Health Technology (Mubi Campus), and Adamawa State University, Mubi.[3]

Boko Haram takeover[edit]

Some media outlets said that the city was renamed to Madinatul Islam, meaning city of Islam by jihadist group Boko Haram in October 2014 when they captured the town under their control.[citation needed]

In November 2014, the Nigerian Army took back control of Mubi from Boko Haram. Adamawa State governor Barr. Bala Ngilari said government forces had recaptured the town from Boko Haram. Some reports said Boko Haram had withdrawn from the town after looting peoples goods and money to their hideout from the town, rather than as the result of direct fighting. However, Bala Ngilari's chief of staff, Chibudo Babbi, told the BBC Hausa Service that remnants of the group were flushed out of Mubi by the military.[4]

Massacres[edit]

A terrorist attack on 2 October 2012 when suspected members of Boko Haram entered the town at around 10pm and killed many people.[5] The large majority of the victims were students from the three educational institutions (Federal Polytechnic Mubi, School Of Health Technology and Adamawa State University) based in the town. The death toll was put at 25 initially, however, the number is said to be closer to 45.[5]

A bombing occurred in Mubi on 1 June 2014.

On 21 November 2017, a suicide bombing at a mosque during morning prayers killed an estimate 25-50 people. Boko Haram is the suspected perpetrator.[6]

Suicide bombings occurred at a mosque and market in Mubi in 2018.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[7]

Climate data for Mubi, Adamawa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
33.9
(93.0)
36.4
(97.5)
36.7
(98.1)
33.9
(93.0)
30.9
(87.6)
28.8
(83.8)
27.8
(82.0)
29
(84)
32
(90)
33.5
(92.3)
32
(90)
32.2
(90.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.5
(74.3)
25.6
(78.1)
28.3
(82.9)
29.3
(84.7)
27.5
(81.5)
25.4
(77.7)
24
(75)
23.4
(74.1)
24
(75)
25.2
(77.4)
25.2
(77.4)
23.4
(74.1)
25.4
(77.7)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
17.3
(63.1)
20.3
(68.5)
22
(72)
21.2
(70.2)
19.9
(67.8)
19.3
(66.7)
19.1
(66.4)
19
(66)
18.5
(65.3)
16.9
(62.4)
14.9
(58.8)
18.6
(65.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
30
(1.2)
98
(3.9)
135
(5.3)
202
(8.0)
258
(10.2)
164
(6.5)
43
(1.7)
2
(0.1)
0
(0)
935
(37)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 572m)[7]


Cattle market[edit]

Mubi is the home of the state famous international cattle market popularly known as kasuwan shanu or Kasuwan tike situated at the center of the town, large numbers of cattle and sheep are bought by customers mainly from north eastern Nigeria and being distributed to different parts of southern Nigeria by trailers and trucks.[8]

Notable residents[edit]

Mubi is home to prominent Nigerians including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Federal Polytechnic Mubi
  2. ^ "The Federal Polytehcnic Mubi, Adamawa State".
  3. ^ History of Adamawa State University
  4. ^ "Nigeria army 'retakes Mubi from Boko Haram'". BBC News. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 46 Students in Mubi, Africa: Allafrica.com, 2012, retrieved 4 October 2012
  6. ^ Maclean, Ruth (21 November 2017). "Nigeria mosque attack: suicide bomber kills dozens". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Temperature, Climograph, Climate table for Mubi". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  8. ^ "Kashuwar Sanu (cattle market) in the town of Mubi – OSUN DEFENDER". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.

Coordinates: 10°16′N 13°16′E / 10.267°N 13.267°E / 10.267; 13.267