Nigeria — North-central & North-west Flash Report 164 (06 - 12 May 2024)




Period Covered
May 06 2024
May 12 2024
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On 7 May 2024, armed bandits attacked Sakajiki community in Kaura Namoda LGA, Zamfara State. The incident led to three fatalities and four injuries, affecting 219 homes and 1,097 individuals. Among the affected were 614 children, 259 women, and 224 men. The displaced population moved to neighboring communities within Kaura Namoda LGA, including Arewa, Shiyar Nafiu, and Sabon gari. The attack resulted in the destruction or severe damage of 40 shelters and the loss of many possessions of households.
Of all the needs identified, food and non-food items (NFIs) were the most prevalent. Other needs included security, shelter, and health services.

Following these events, DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) field staff conducted rapid assessments to inform the humanitarian community and Government/partners, and to enable a targeted response. 

Nigeria’s north-central and north-west zones are afflicted with a multi-dimensional crisis. Long-standing tensions between ethnic and religious groups often result in attacks and banditry or hirabah. These attacks involve kidnapping and grand larceny along the major highways by criminal groups. During the past years, the crisis has intensified and has resulted in widespread displacements across the north-central and north-western regions.