This quarterly tracker looks at the trends and patterns of conflict risk, lethal violence, and the related pressures on peace and stability at the regional, state and local levels. It is not designed as a conflict analysis, rather it is intended to update stakeholders on the patterns and trends of violence.
Understanding the deeper conflict drivers, implications, and mitigating options require a robust participatory qualitative analysis of these trends and patterns by stakeholders.
Prevailing conflict issues in the Niger Delta include organized criminality, communal tensions, political competition, and resource-based conflicts. Incidents include kidnapping, robbery, piracy, militancy, cult/gang violence, election violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, ritual killing, mob violence, communal violence, land disputes, separatist agitation, violence against security operatives, extra-judicial killing, and protests. Data sources include ACLED, Nigeria Watch, VAWG Sources (focused on Violence against Women and Girls), CIEPD, the IPDU SMS early warning system, and others.