Publications and Reports

Conflict Bulletin: Ondo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* While violence in Ondo has historically been relatively low, in the first half of 2015 reported fatalities increased significantly as compared to previous years. This was mainly in connection to a few incidents of criminality (bank robberies in Owo and Akoko North West LGAs) and piracy (Ilaje LGA) that […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Bayelsa State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Although on a per capita basis, violence is relatively high in Bayelsa, the number of fatalities and incidents have dropped since 2010. In February 2012, Henry Seriake Dickson (PDP) was elected as governor after a period of uncertainty in the wake of Governor Timipre Sylva’s termination in January 2012. […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Rivers State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Since May 2013, political tensions were high in Rivers State after the disputed Nigerian Governor’s Forum election. Formerly a member of the PDP, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, who is from Ikwerre (Rivers East Senatorial District), switched affiliation to the APC in November 2013. Despite the zoning formula, which would have […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Delta State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT Although the 2009 Amnesty Program was instrumental in reducing violence and fatalities associated with militancy, since 2012 Delta has been the most violent Niger Delta state as measured by conflict fatalities per-capita. Conflict risk incidents in Delta State during this period included gang violence, criminality, vigilante/mob justice, communal violence, […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Abia State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Since 2012, Abia has been the most peaceful state in the Niger Delta overall, as measured by fatalities per capita. In the 2015 gubernatorial elections, Okezie Ikpeazu, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was elected to replace outgoing Governor Theordore Orji (also PDP) in the second round of voting, […]

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Conflict Briefing: Conflict Prevention in Rivers Following Election Violence

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA The Nigerian Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 2015 were widely praised by international observers as free and fair, with relatively peaceful outcomes across most states. However, among those states with elevated levels of political conflict was Rivers, where tension has cascaded […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – June 2015

This memo covers the month of June 2015 (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.

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Conflict Bulletin: Imo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Imo state has a population of approximately 3.9 million people, according to the 2006 census. The population is predominantly Igbo (98%). The capital city of Owerri is the largest in the state. Imo is made up of 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs). Natural resources include palm oil, mahogany, crude […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – May 2015

This memo covers the month of May 2015 (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 4

BY PATRICIA TAFT* The following report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the fourth quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from February through April 2015. *Kendall Lawrence and Hannah Blyth also contributed to this report. Download the full report in PDF format

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Did you know that there was a decrease in the rate of lethal violence in Rivers and Abia States between October and September 2018? Who are the key stakeholders that have influence on the conflicts in the region? Read more...https://t.co/LG8Xo59lQ6

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