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Adamawa

 

a fault-block plateau in Cameroon, between depressions of the Benue and Congo rivers. Adamawa has an average height of 1,000–1,500 m; its highest peak is the Bambuto (2,710 m). Adamawa is composed of ancient crystalline and metamorphic rock (chiefly gneiss), topped by recent layers of lava and cones of extinct volcanoes. In the equatorial climate of southern Adamawa, evergreen rain forests grow; in northern Adamawa, which has a short dry season, there are forests of deciduous and evergreen trees and tall-grass savannas. There are mountain savannas on the peaks.

L. A. MIKHAILOVA

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The Mandara area, usually, but not only, through the Mandara Kingdom that ruled here, has resisted a succession of larger political entities: The Kanem-Bornu Empire, the Adamawa Emirate and Sokoto Caliphate, and British, German and French empires.
citizens avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because of the May 14, 2013 state of emergency proclamation for those three states by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the authorities in the northeast Nigerian city of Adamawa ordered a ban on all public viewings of the games, citing the possibility of bombings during the events.
A bomb attack killed at least 30 people after a football match in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state.
A key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa state… has been arrested by troops who cordoned [off] the area in swift response to the explosion," defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast that also wounded 19 people in Kabang town in Adamawa state, a stronghold of Islamist militant group Boko Haram whose struggle for an Islamic state is centered in the northeast.
Witnesses said 52 people were killed on Monday, while 22 died in an attack on a church service in Waga Chakawa village, Adamawa state, on Sunday.
It is an extremely complicated situation, demonstrated by the extension of the Nigerian state of emergency in the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe for another six months on 6th November.
Nigerian forces said they have destroyed key bases and arrested more than 150 suspected insurgents in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, all covered by a state of emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan last month.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement, late on Friday, that the US is "deeply concerned about the fighting in northeastern Nigeria following President (Goodluck) Jonathan's declaration of a state of emergency in the Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.
Police spokesperson of Adamawa State Ibrahim Mohammed said gunmen raided the village of Jilang, where the market and the church were located.