Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #11 (3 - 9 August 2020)
The crisis in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones, which involves long-standing tensions between ethnic and linguistic groups; attacks by criminal groups; and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways) led to fresh wave of population displacement.
Latest attacks affected 3,552 individuals, including 153 injuries and 40 fatalities, in Zagon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State, Akwanga LGA of Nassarawa State, Bassa LGA of Plateau State and Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara State between the 03 - 09 August, 2020. While 14,795 individuals were displaced due to flooding in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States. The attacks caused people to flee to neighboring localities.
A rapid assessment was conducted by field staff to assess the impact on people and immediate needs.