The following memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for February 2016.
In February 2016, there were 41 incidents of Violence Against Woman and Girls (VAWG) reported to the NSRP Observatory Platform. The numbers of reports coming in from the Observatory continue to increase, especially data from prior months. Thus, incidents reported to the Observatory service points around the country for months prior will be reflected in the quarterly reports and analysis.
Reporting in the NSRP focus sates remains consistent. VAWG in the Niger Delta is focused on domestic violence, general crime and sexual violence, specifically sexual abuse of children. In February, Rivers was the only state in the Niger Delta to have VAWG specific data reported.
Violence in North Central and the Middle Belt was focused on child abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Sexual abuse of children was the most reported category.
In the Northeast, the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency and counter-insurgency efforts continue to be the focus of the majority of VAWG incidents reported. There was one report of female suicide bombers this month, down from previous months.