Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report (19 - 21 June 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 278 individuals, including 4 injuries and 1 fatality, in Batsari LGA (Katsina) and Maru LGA (Zamfara) between 19 - 21 June 2020. 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.