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Geography of Doko

Doko is located on latitude 80 N and longitude 50E.  It is a district in Lavun Local Government of Niger State. Doko is about fifteen kilometers away from Bida, sharing boundary with Bida in the North and Kwara State in the East.

Doko is one of the Beni organizations, a sub-tribe in Nupe Kingdom.   From the foot of the two flat-topped hills, the town sweeps down into the plains. The land is  undulating, rugged, and dotted here and there with fold ridges.  Due to its undulating land there are big river valleys which run through the village from the two flat-topped hills of the Plateau.  This accounts for Doko been situated on some water course, a stream or a brook called Danangi,Bokungi, and Santu.  Here, women fetch water, wash their clothes, calabashes and dishes.  This is common during dry season when almost all the wells have dried up in the town.

Doko, being part of Nupe country, has combinations of features from the South and North of Nigeria.  Nupe, lying lower than any of the districts in Nigeria with its two big rivers, their dry, blazing sand bank in the dry season, is one of the hottest and at the same time most-humid districts in Nigeria. Doko is not an exception to the above descriptions since she is part of the Nupe country. It has a mean rainfall of 762 – 1016 millimeters annually.  The mean temperature is 820F or 27.770c.

The major occupation of the people is principally subsistence agriculture.  The dominant crops produced are millet, maize, guinea corn, beans, sweet potatoes, rice and cassava.  Many of the farmers keep livestock like sheep, goat, cattle, and poultry, while some engage in crafts such as weaving, blacksmithing and sculpturing.

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