FUK is located in Kashere in Akko Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe State. Gombe State is located in the north-eastern part of Nigeria and its capital is Gombe. The boundaries of the state roughly correspond to those of the Gombe Emirate, a traditional state. The State nicknamed the ‘Jewel in the Savannah’ was created on 1 October 1996 by the regime of Late General Sani Abacha from part of the old Bauchi State. Being located in the north-eastern zone, right within the expansive savannah allows the state to share common borders with the states of Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa, and Bauchi. The state has an area of 20,265 km2 and a population of around 2,353,000 people as of 2006. Gombe State has two distinct climates, the dry season (November-March) and the rainy season (April-October) with an average rainfall of 850mm. The State is headed by the Executive Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. Gombe State has 11 LGAs and 14 Emirates/chiefdoms. The LGAs are: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada, Shongon, and Yamaltu/Debu. Gombe State is mainly populated by Fulani people.

 

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