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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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Adamawa state legislator Adamu Kamale appealed for troops to protect civilians in Michika, where six villages are under attack.
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"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.
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