Fact Sheet: Dikwa Local Government Area – Borno State, North-east Nigeria (Last updated 10 December 2019)


Dikwa Local Government Area (LGA) is located in eastern Borno. Dikwa town lies 90 km east of Maiduguri and is a gateway to Bama, Ngala, Mafa and Marte LGAs.

Nine of the ten wards in Dikwa LGA are inaccessible to humanitarian partners due to insecurity. The humanitarian response is therefore limited to the people in Dikwa town, who are dependent on humanitarian assistance due to lack of livelihoods opportunities. Most of the IDPs are farmers from the inaccessible neighbouring villages/LGAs.

The estimated population of Dikwa LGA is 113,9021, that includes 75,470 internally displaced persons(IDPs). 81 per cent of the IDPS live in formal camps, while 19 per cent live with the host communities. 38 per cent of households are female headed in the formal camp, and 23 per cent in the host community.

Priority needs are in the areas of shelter, food, livelihoods and sanitation. Congestion in the camps is a major challenge. Sangaya camp is the most congested followed by Klagaru camp.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs