Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #55 (31 May – 6 June 2021)

DTM Nigeria,
Period Covered
May 31 2021
Jun 06 2021
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking


Nigeria's North Central and North West Zones are afflicted with a multidimensional crisis that is rooted in long-standing tensions between ethnic and religious groups and involves attacks by criminal groups and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways). The crisis has accelerated during the past years because of the intensification of attacks and has resulted in widespread displacement across the region.
Between 31 May and 06 June 2021, armed clashes between herdsmen and farmers, and bandits and local communities have led to new waves of population displacement. Following these events, rapid assessments were conducted by DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) field staff with the purpose of informing the humanitarian community and government partners, and enable targeted response. Flash reports utilise direct observation and a broad network of key informants to gather representative data and collect information on the number, profile and immediate needs of affected populations.
The latest attacks affected 7,506 individuals including 149 injuries and 221 fatalities in Guma, Agatu, Ado and Katsina-Ala LGAs of Benue State, Jibia LGA of Katsina State, Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State. The attacks caused people to flee to neighbouring localities.