CIEPD CONFLICT WATCH CENTRE (CWC) SEPTEMBER REPORT 2020

12 October 2020 by Watch Centre Reports 42 Views
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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), 30 conflict early warning incidents were reported in September 2020 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region. The data shows a Decrease in reported incidents during the month, compared to August 2020 with 77 reported incidents. Rivers State had the highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta during the month. This was followed by Delta and Edo state.

 

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, Cult violence, Protest, Gender Based Violence against women and Girls and Robbery. The highest number of reported incidents during the period related mainly to violence/criminality, Kidnapping and Cult Violence.  Robbery was the least   reported incident during the period.

 

Figure 2: Types of Reported Incidents 

 

Overall, there was a decrease in Violence/criminality and kidnapping in September, compared with the trend in August.

 

Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State

 

Situation Analysis

2020 was caused largely by Violence/criminality. This was followed by kidnapping and Cult Violence (see Figure 2). The majority of the incidents of criminality were reported in   Edo state (see Figure 3). Rivers State had the highest number of reported incidents of Cult Violence in the Niger Delta during the month.  Akwa Ibom , Cross River and Imo state had the least number of reported incidents.

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 September, the CWC carried out 7 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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