CIEPD CONFLICT WATCH CENTRE (CWC) AUGUST REPORT 2020

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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. CWC has also gone further in strengthening its response mechanism which is critical to conflict mitigation and prevention.

 

Summary of Reported Incidents 

According to CWC data (see Figure 1), 77 conflict early warning incidents were reported in August 2020 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region. The data shows an Increase in reported incidents during the month, compared to July 2020 with 65 reported incidents. Delta State had the highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta during the month. This was followed by Rivers state, and Bayelsa State.  Edo State had the least number of reported incidents during the month.

 

Figure 1: Number of Reported Incidents by State

 

According to CWC data (see Figure 2), reported incidents during the period mainly included violence/criminality, Kidnapping, Gender Based Violence against women and girls, Cult violence, Protest and Robbery. The highest number of reported incidents during the period related mainly to violence/criminality, Kidnapping, Gender Based Violence against women and girls.  Robbery was the least   reported incident during the period in Imo, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Delta States.

 

Figure 2: Types of Reported Incidents 

 

Overall, there was an increase in Violence/criminality and kidnapping in August, compared with the trend in July and a decrease   in Gender Based Violence (GBV).

 

Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State

 

Situation Analysis

Conflict and violence in the Niger Delta in August 2020 was caused largely by Violence/criminality. This was followed by kidnapping and Gender based violence against women and girls (see Figure 2). The majority of the incidents of criminality were reported in   Delta state and Rivers state (see Figure 3). Delta States had the highest number of reported incidents of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls in the Niger Delta during the month.  Edo state had the least number of reported incidents especially in kidnapping, Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls and Cult Violence.

The CIEPD, through the Conflict Watch Center (CWC), is monitoring the situation closely and will collaborate with stakeholders for appropriate preventive interventions.

 

Prevention Interventions

During the month of August, the CWC carried out 5 interventions to mitigate conflict and violence.

 

CWC Reporting Handles

https://ciepdcwc.crowdmap.com

http://www.ciepdcwc.org

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. 

CIEPD

The Conflict Watch Center (CWC) is an intervention of the Community Initiative for Enhanced Peace and Development designed to identify, track and report on conflict early warning signs in the Niger Delta.

Website: www.ciepdcwc.org

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