CIEPD Conflict Watch Centre (CWC) February Report 2020

CIEPD Conflict Watch Centre (CWC) February Report 2020

By / Conflict Watch Center (CWC) / Wednesday, 24 May 2017 17:07


This monthly conflict report is designed to update stakeholders on conflict early warning incidents as identified by CIEPD Conflict Watch Centre (CWC) across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The approach of the CWC is focused on predicting, tracking, monitoring and reporting on situations, events and actors (individual, group and institutions) with the capacity to cause violence. The CWC conflict early warning information is collected mainly through community trained incidents reporters and as well as social media sources.


Summary of Reported Incidents 

According to CWC data (see Figure 1), a total of 44 conflict early warning incidents were reported in February  2020 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in February 2020 were in Delta State with 9 reports, followed by Rivers State with 8 reports. Akwa Ibom State had no reports during the month on conflict incidents.

Figure 1: Number of Reported Incidents by StateFebFig.1

According to CWC data (see Figure 2), the major conflict issues reported during the month were Violence/criminality, cultism and kidnapping.


Figure 2: Types of Reported Incidents (Jan 2020)


Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State


Situation Analysis

Conflict and violence in the Niger Delta region in February 2020 was caused largely by Violence/criminality, Kidnapping, cultism and protest.  Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers state were the most violent based on reported incidents. The CWC is monitoring the situation closely will collaborate with stakeholders for appropriate interventions.

Prevention Interventions

During the month, 1 successful intervention in communal conflict was carried out by the CWC in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State.

IECWC Reporting Handles

Twitter: @Ciepd_CWC 

Facebook Page: CIEPD CWC 

Whatsapp: 09056454523 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 





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