The following memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for June 2016.
There were 38 reported incidents of Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) in June 2016 by NSRP sources. This reverses the upward trend in incidents seen in the last few months, dropping down to levels
similar to the middle of 2015. The Plateau service point reported the highest number of incidents for the third time. June reports were focused on domestic abuse and child abuse, with sexual abuse comprising the
largest portion of reported incidents. In the Niger Delta, Delta and Rivers states had reports of VAWG during the month of June. The reports were primarily focused on domestic abuse, child abuse, and sexual
violence, with some reports of cult-related violence.
In the Northeast, the majority of the VAWG reports during June focused on the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency and counter-insurgency efforts, a continuing trend in the region.
In the North Central region, as with other NSRP focus states, VAWG reports were primarily about child sexual abuse and rape. Sexual violence remains a pervasive problem across all the NSRP focus states.