Coordinates: 11°39′6″N 13°25′10″E / 11.65167°N 13.41944°E / 11.65167; 13.41944

Konduga is a community in Borno State, Nigeria and the center of a Local Government Area of the same name about 25 km to the southeast of Maiduguri, situated on the north bank of the Ngadda River. The population of the Konduga Local Government Area is about 13,400.[1] It is one of the sixteen LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate, a traditional state located in Borno State, Nigeria.[2] The primary languages are Shuwa Arabic, Kanuri Maffa and Wandala / Malgwa.[3]

Konduga is located in Nigeria
Konduga shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°39′6″N 13°25′10″E / 11.65167°N 13.41944°E / 11.65167; 13.41944
Country Nigeria
StateBorno State
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

It is the birthplace of Senator Kaka Mallam Yale.[4]


By 6300 BP, pottery began to appear in Konduga.[5] Occurring in the era of Mega Lake Chad, the pottery was decorated in the custom of Saharan ceramics.[6]

As of 2006, most inhabitants were illiterate and engaged in subsistence farming, with earnings below US$20 per annum. Most people did not have access to potable water or electricity, and the roads are not passable in the rainy season.[7] Maternal mortality is high. A 2003 study identified the main obstacles to accessing the hospital for emergency obstetric care as lack of money and transportation difficulties.[8] Soil fertility in the area is declining.[9]

Boko HaramEdit

On 5 January 2015, "Troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army ... clashed with suspected members of the Boko Haram sect at Mainari village in Konduga Local Government of Borno State."[10] The community has been the target of recruiting raids by Boko Haram.[11] BH's activities in Konduga include a mass shooting in 2013, massacres in January and February 2014, battles in 2014 and 2015, as well as suicide bombings in 2018 and 2019.


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  2. ^ Nigeria (2000). Nigeria: a people united, a future assured. Vol. 2, State Surveys (Millennium ed.). Abuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Information. p. 106. ISBN 9780104089.
  3. ^ Dr. Uwe Seibert, University of Jos. "Languages of Borno State". University of Iowa. Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  4. ^ Bosoma Sheriff; Shettima Maina Mohammed. "Senator Alhaji Kaka Mallam Yale". Kanuri Studies Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  5. ^ McIntosh, Susan (2001). "West African Late Stone Age". Encyclopedia of Prehistory Volume 1: Africa. Encyclopedia of Prehistory. pp. 319–322. doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-1193-9_27. ISBN 978-0-306-46255-9.
  6. ^ Breunig, Peter; Neumann, Katharina; Neer, Wim (1996). "New research on the Holocene settlement and environment of the Chad Basin in Nigeria". African Archaeological Review. 13 (2): 111–145. doi:10.1007/BF01956304.
  7. ^ B. A. OMOTARA; S. J. YAHYA; U. SHEHU; H. S. BELLO; A. P. BASSI (July 2006). "Communities' Awareness, Perception and Participation in the Community-Based Medical Education of the University of Maiduguri" (PDF). Taylor & Francis. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  8. ^ Kawuwa MB, Mairiga AG, Usman HA. "Community perspective of maternal mortality: Experience from Konduga local government area, Borno State, Nigeria". Annals of African Medicine. 2007;6(3):109-114. Retrieved 2009-10-03.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Soil nutrient dynamics under small-holder agricultural practices in Konduga, north-eastern Nigeria". Centre national de la recherche scientifique. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  10. ^ Njadvara Musa (2015-01-07). " Nigeria: Troops, Insurgents Clash in Captured Borno Town". The Guardian - Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  11. ^ Adamczyk, Ed (March 29, 2017). "Ten abducted in Nigeria after Boko Haram attacks". UPI. Archived from the original on March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2017. Ten people in the Konduga area of Nigeria's Borno state were abducted after weekend raids by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram, a security official said [...] Ibrahim Abdullah of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps said that four women and six youths were kidnapped after insurgents on motorcycles attacked nearby villages, the newspaper Premium Times reported Wednesday, citing the News Agency of Nigeria. Abdullah added that the abductions are a sign that Boko Haram, which he said has been degraded by the Nigerian military, is attempting to recruit more young people by any means possible. The abductions are the first reported in the area, the former Boko Haram stronghold in northeastern Nigeria, in several months.