This weekly update spotlights communal conﬂict in the Niger Delta with a focus on rising tensions over leadership tussles and land disputes Delta State. Clashes over land disputes and leadership tussles has been major causes of lethal violence and communal instability in Delta State. According to data (see map below), communal conﬂict caused over 200 fatalities in Delta State between January 2019 and June 2022. Recent incidents indicate rising communal tensions over escalation of land disputes and leadership tussles in the State. In August 2022, for instance, a youth leader was reportedly shot dead and three others wounded during a clash over a leadership tussle in Ufuoma community, Ughelli North LGA. In September, a passenger was reportedly shot dead and a community leader seriously injured during a clash between two rival groups over a leadership tussle in Igbide community, Isoko South LGA. Recently, on September 16, 2022, a middle-aged man was reportedly killed during renewed clashes over a boundary dispute between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in Udu and Warri South-West LGAs respectively.