Nigeria — North-central & North-west Flash Report 110 (8 August 2022)

Contact
DTM Nigeria, AllUsersInDTMNigeria@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Nigeria
Period Covered
Aug 01 2022
Aug 07 2022
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

Summary

Nigeria's north-central and north-west zones are afflicted with a multi-dimensional crisis 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). During the past years, the crisis has accelerated because of the intensification of attacks and has resulted in widespread displacement across the region.


Between 01 and 07 August, armed attacks by bandits in Kankara LGA of Katsina State and Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State, have led to new situation of forced displacement. During the period assessed, the DTM identified an estimated 1,631 individuals who were affected by attacks.