Nigeria

IOM Nigeria Flash Report #22: Population Displacement - North West/North Central Nigeria (19 - 25 October 2020)

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The crisis in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones, which involves long-standing tensions between ethnic and linguistic groups; attacks by criminal groups; and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways) led to fresh wave of population displacement.

Latest attacks affected 302 individuals, including 10 injuries and 21 fatalities, in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State and Shinkafi, Talata Mafara LGAs of Zamfara State between 19 - 25 October 2020. The attacks caused people to flee to neighboring localities.

A rapid assessment was conducted by field staff to assess the impact on people and immediate needs.

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