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Sokoto State is in in the extreme northwest of the country on the national border with the Republic of the Niger in North West Nigeria.
Sokoto State is mainly populated by Fulani people. Most Sokoto State residents are Sunni Muslims, with a Shia minority; violence between the two groups is uncommon. Over 80% of people living in the state practice agriculture.
Sokoto State is in the dry Sahel, surrounded by sandy savannah and isolated hills.
- 1 Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport SKO IATA, Airport Road. There are daily flights from the capital Abuja.
- GUO Transport - Sokoto Terminal, Central motor park, Kilgori Rd, Minanata, Sokoto, ☏ +2348052772082. Daily 5AM-9PM,. ₦7,000 to 15,000.
- Ifeanyichukwu Transportation Services, located at Minanata, Sokoto.