Akata is a place in Katsina-Ala local government area.


The place is part of Katsina-Ala town but extends outside of the town to include some villages that belong to Ikyurav Tiev clan of Tiv nation and the Etulo.

The most busy route in Katsina-Ala town reaches Akata. The road from Takum junction to Juladaco roundabout to College of Education side gate (known as across) gets to Akata.

Akata is headed by a traditional ruler and a designated government official.

Very prominent about Akata is the lake and the fishing festival.

Akata lake is close to both Katsina-Ala town and Katsina-Ala River.

The fishing festival is an annual fishing event at the lake.

Akata Fishing Festival

The festival attracts fishermen, fish buyers, nearby communities, tourists and top government officials among others.

The chairman of Katsina Ala local government, as at 2022, Atera Alfred, led a delegation from Benue State Government, traditional rulers, councillors and others to year 2022 Akata Fishing Festival.

Biggest fish caught is one of the important part of the festival.