CIEPD Conflict Watch Centre (CWC) January Report 2020

CIEPD Conflict Watch Centre (CWC) January Report 2020

By / Conflict Watch Center (CWC) / Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:03

Background

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 48 conflict early warning incidents were reported in January 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 January 2020 were in Delta State with 10 reports, followed by Rivers State with 10 reports. Akwa Ibom State had the least number of reports during the month with 1 reported conflict incidents.

Figure 1: Number of Reported Incidents by State

 

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 January 2020 was caused largely by Violence/criminality, Kidnapping and GVWG.  Edo, 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, 2 successful interventions in communal conflict and Violence/Criminality were carried out by the CWC in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State.

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