The Niger Delta conflict, peace and security landscape was comparatively stable in the second quarter of 2023. There were continuities in the nature and dynamics of peace and security with few changes in the trends of violence during the quarter. There was a decline in incidents of lethal violence and a rise in conflict fatalities during the period compared to the first quarter. Overall, there was an improvement in the peace and security situation in the region. Peace actors implemented many successful interventions that helped to de-escalate political tensions and prevent communal violence in the aftermath of the February and March 2023 general elections in the region.
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.