Nigeria — North Central & North West Flash Report 91 (03 March 2022)

DTM Nigeria,
Period Covered
Feb 21 2022
Feb 27 2022
  • Event Tracking
  • Mobility Tracking


Nigeria's north-central and north-west zones are afflicted with a multidimensional 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 the 21st and 27th of February 2022, armed clashes between herders 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 to inform 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.

During the assessment period, the DTM identified an estimated 1,679 individuals who were affected by the attacks. A total of 1,668 individuals were displaced to neighbouring wards in the LGAs Gummi in Zamfara State and Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna State. A number of displaced persons in the affected communities in Gummi LGA moved into communities in Bukkuyum LGA in Zamfara State. A total of 20 casualties were reported, including 9 injuries and 11 fatalities.