A retrospective study was carried out by review of records to determine the percentage of deaths due to leukaemia among the deaths of patients that occured in the Universty of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital between 1997 and 2007. Overall 34(0.5%) of the 257 deathswere due to leukaemia. More males than femaledied of leukaemia. Childhood leukaemia was highly prevalent and well distributed by gender. The incidence f leukaemia in Maiduguri appeared low. We advocate improvemen in re-training of staff, diagnostic facilities and relevant public education.