Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report #56 (7 – 13 June 2021)

Contact
DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Nigeria
Period Covered
Jun 07 2021
Jun 13 2021
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

Summary

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 07 and 13 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 4,746 individuals including 151 injuries and 398 fatalities in Guma, Agatu and Katsina-Ala LGAs of Benue state, Bindawa and Faskari LGAs of Katsina state, Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto state, Keana LGA of Nasarawa state and Maru and Zurmi LGAs of Zamfara state. The attacks caused people to flee to neighbouring localities.