Biu Towns And Villages
Biu is a town and Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State, Nigeria’s southern region. Once the capital of the kingdom of Biu, the town is currently the seat of the Biu Emirate and the administrative hub of the local government area.
Biu is located at an average elevation of 626 metres on the Biu Plateau. The land is partially arid.
Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Biu Local Government, Borno State, Nigeria:
Biu central District
- Filin Jirgi
- Garu Pirsina
- Manda Fumwa
- Mandara Abdu II
- Mbula Kivi
- Tashan Danfulani
- Zara Kwara
- Zara Wuyaku
Biu east District
- B. C. G.
- Birma Jugwal
- Mandara Abdu I
- Yamir Pilasar
- Zara Diza
- Zara Minnga
- Gur Lawan
- Helma Jibir
- Ya Adam
Biu’s original name was Viu, which means lofty in Babur and Bura.
Mari Watila Tampta founded Biu in 1670. Mari Watirwa (r. 1793–1838) repulsed Fulani invasion from the Gombe Emirate to the west. Mari Biya became Biu’s first Babur monarch in 1878. In town is the emir’s palace.
1918 British rule produced Biu division. In 1920, Mai Ari Dogo became Biu’s first emir. Shani and Askira were joined to the emirate in 1957, forming the Biu federation. Maidalla Mustafa dan Muhammad (1915) became Mai Biu (1959).
Babur, Bura (also called Pabir), Tera, Bura, Marghi, Mina, and Fulani are the primary residents.
Biu–Mandara languages Babur, Bura, Tera, Marghi, and Mina are Chadic.
The LGA is largely in the northern Guinea savannah (NGA) agroecological zone, with a minor fraction in the northeast, Kimba, in the Sudan savannah zone.
Herding cattle, goats, sheep, horses, and donkeys and producing sorghum, millet, maize, cowpea, and cotton make up the economy.
Traditional tiny farms dominate agriculture.
Iron ore, gravel, magnesite, uranium, feldspar, topaz, mica, granite, aquamarine, nephelite, and salt are mined at Biu.
Gombe-Biu-Mubi road was bad in 2010. Multiple worldwide charities will donate funding to repair the area’s infrastructure in 2022.