15 June 2020 by Watch Centre Reports 283 Views
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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.


Summary of Reported Incidents 

According to CWC data (see Figure 1), a total of 72 conflict early warning incidents were reported in May 2020 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in May 2020 were in Rivers State with 17 reports, followed by Delta state with 16 reports  and Cross river state with 12 reports during the month on conflict incidents.


Figure 1: Number of Reported Incidents by State

According to CWC data (see Figure 2), the major conflict issues reported during the month were Violence/criminality, kidnapping, GVWG and Cultism.


Figure 2: Types of Reported Incidents (May, 2020)


Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State


Situation Analysis

Conflict and violence in the Niger Delta region in May 2020 was caused largely by Violence/criminality, Kidnapping , GVWG and Cultism.  Rivers, Delta and Cross-River state were the most violent based on reported incidents. The CWC is monitoring the situation closely will collaborate with stakeholders for appropriate interventions.


Prevention Interventions

During the month, there were 2 interventions on Conflict and violence by the CWC. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, interventions were low.


CWC Reporting Handles

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. 


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.


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