Katsina State was created out of the defunct Kaduna State on Wednesday 23rd September 1987. The State comprises the two Emirates of Katsina and Daura, with an estimated population of 5,792,578 people, based on 2006 census. It borders Kaduna State to the South, Jigawa and Kano States to the East, Zamfara State to the West and the Niger Republic to the North. The State occupies an area of about 23,938sq kilometers. It is situated on Latitude between 110 07’ 49N’ 130 22 57” and Longitude 6052’ 03E and 9 90 02’E”. The major tribes in the State are Hausa and Fulani and Islam is the predominant religion. Languages spoken in the State are Hausa and Fulfulde. The State is one of the most peaceful States in the Federation.