Nigeria — North-central & North-west Flash Report 116 (12 -18 September 2022)

DTM Nigeria,
Period Covered
Sep 12 2022
Sep 18 2022
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking


On 12 September, armed bandits reportedly attacked the communities Gidan Illo in Magaji Gari ward and Baruda in Bardoki ward. Both communities are located in Gummi LGA in Zamfara state. The attacks affected 553 individuals and led to the displacement of 551 individuals from their repective communities to Government Unity School Camp in Shiyar Rafi ward, also in Gummi LGA. As a result of the attacks, 2 fatalities and 20 injuries were reported.
Also, on 13 September, armed bandits reportedly attacked Duddai community in Birnin Magaji ward of Gummi LGA in Zamfara state. This attack displaced 396 individuals from their community to Gummi Primary School in Magaji Gari ward of Gummi LGA. As a result of the attack, 2 injuries were reported.  
On 17 September, floods caused by heavy rainfall were reported in the Tudun Matawalli community in Wakili Kudu III ward of Katsina LGA and Matalawa community in Agayawa ward of Ingawa LGA in Katsina state. This affected 609 individuals who were displaced to neighbouring shelters in Sabon Unguwa community in Wakili Kudu III ward and Garin Yandoma community in Yandoma ward. As a result of the floods, 15 injuries were reported.
Following these events, rapid assessments were conducted by DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) field staff to inform the humanitarian community and government partners to 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.
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.