Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #34 (4 – 10 January 2021)
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 609 individuals, including 20 injuries and 2 fatalities, in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State, Goronyo, Rabah LGAs of Sokoto State and Bakura, Maru LGAs of Zamfara State between the 04 - 10 January, 2021. 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.