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 aacks and has resulted in widespread displacement across the region. On the evening of 18 October 2021, Goronyo town in Goronyo LGA was attacked by armed bandits. Following this event, a rapid assessment was conducted by DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) between 18 and 24 October 2021, identifying n estimated number of 389 individuals who were affected by the attack. 336 persons were displaced from Goronyo LGA towards Sokoto North LGA, both located in the state of Sokoto. Of the 336 individuals who were displaced, 104 persons were injured. An estimated 53 individuals lost their lives in the attack.
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.