Mubi

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Mubi
CountryNigeria
StateAdamawa State

Mubi is a town in Adamawa state, Nigeria. The major tribes are Fulanis from Digil. Names like Nuhu Auwalu Wakili are very common in the state. The Nuhu Wakili's family is the ruling family in the town. It is home to the state university, Adamawa State University, Mubi.[1]

Massacre

Mubi town fell victim to a terrorist attack on 2 October 2012 when suspected members of Boko Haram entered the town at around 10pm and started to kill indiscriminately.[2] The victims were mostly students from the three educational institutions (Federal Polytechnic Mubi, School Of Health Technologgy 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.[2]

References

  1. ^ History of Adamawa State University[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 46 Students in Mubi, Africa: Allafrica.com, 2012, retrieved 4 October 2012

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