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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. 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), 45 conflict early warning incidents were reported in March 2021 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region. The data shows an increase in reported incidents in March, compared to February with 37 reported incidents. Delta State had the highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta in March 2021. This was followed by Ondo and Imo State respectively. Cross River was the least violent states within the Niger Delta.



Figure 1: Number of Reported Incidents by State


According to CWC data (see Figure 2), reported incidents during the month mainly included Criminal Violence, Kidnapping, Protest etc. The highest number of reported incidents during the period related mainly to Criminal Violence and Kidnapping.


Figure 2: Types of Reported Incidents 


At the regional level, the majority of incidents of Criminal Violence during the month occurred in Imo State (see Figure 3). There was followed by kidnapping in Delta State and Protest in Rivers State.


Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State


Situation Analysis

These were followed by kidnapping, Cult Violence and Kidnapping (see Figure 2). Overall there was an increase in Protest etc. in March, compared with the trend since this year 2021.

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 March the CWC carried out 15 interventions to mitigate conflict and prevent violence in affected communities.


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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