DTM assessments for Round 25 were conducted from 1 October to 20 October 2018 in 110 Local Government Areas (LGAs) or districts, in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states. Three additional wards were covered during this assessment, increasing the number of wards covered by the DTM from 804 to 807. Notably, 797 wards were covered during Round 23 assessments published in June 2018, showing a steady increase in coverage.
Ten new wards were assessed during Round 25 while other seven wards could not be assessed, increasing the total number of wards assessed only slightly. Adamawa, Girei and Guyak saw an increase in number of wards assessed due to new displacements due to communal clashes and flooding. Bauchi also saw an increase in number of wards assessed in Itas/Gadau due to IDPs returning from their place of origin which they found to be inhospitable.
In Gombe and Taraba, Yalmaltu/Deba and Yorrao, an increase by one ward each was observed in Round 25. In Yobe two additional wards were assessed, including Jebuwa ward which was discovered while conducting house-to-house registration.
On the other hand, one ward was not assessed in Borno’s Nganzai LGA. Taraba, Lau and Takum LGAs witnessed a decrease in the number of assessed wards. Lastly, in Yobe, the LGAs that saw a decrease in the number of wards assessed included Tarmuwa and Nguru.