Nigeria — North-central & North-west Flash Report 137 (13 - 19 March 2023)




DTM Nigeria,
Period Covered
Mar 13 2023
Mar 19 2023
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On 14 and 15 March, clashes between herders and farmers were reported in the communities of Gbeji in Ityuluv ward of Ukum LGA and Tule in Fiidi ward of Makurdi LGA, both in Benue state. The clashes affected 787 individuals and displaced 702 individuals from the community Gbeji to the community Zaki Biam in Uyam ward of Ukum LGA. The affected individuals in Tule remained in their community. As a result of the clashes, 9 fatalities and 46 injuries were reported.

Also on 15 March, a communal clash between the Akpegede and Oju communities was reported in the community Akpegede in Otobi ward of Oturkpo in Benue state. The unrest was caused by a community protest over the lack of power supplies which led to vandalization and violence. The clash affected 236 individuals and displaced 234 individuals to the community Oturkpo Town in Oturkpo ward. As a result of the clash, 2 fatalities and 9 injuries were reported.