Nigeria — North East Dikwa LGA — Borno State Flash Report (March 2021)




DTM Nigeria,
Period Covered
Mar 01 2021
Mar 31 2021
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

The lingering conflict in Nigeria's North East Zone has been the major cause of widespread population displacement. Over 2 million persons have been forced to leave their areas of residence in search of safety and security in neighbouring Wards and LGAs.

On 01 and 02 March 2021, a Non-State Armed Group (NSAG) carried out an attack in Dikwa LGA, leading to a substantial wave of population displacement. Following the attack, multiple flow monitoring assessments were conducted by DTM field staff with the purpose of informing the humanitarian community and government partners, and enabling targeted response. Flash reports utilise direct observation and a broad network of key informants to gather representative data and collect information on the number, profile and immediate needs of the affected population.

As a result of the attack, during the month of March 2021, a total of 4,994 individuals was displaced from Dikwa LGA towards the LGAs Jere and Maiduguri M.C. They arrived at Dikwa Motor Park (Dusuman Ward in Jere LGA) from various camps and communities in Dikwa LGA. As presented on the map below, their intended destinations were locations in the LGAs Jere and Maiduguri M.C. in Borno State.