The following memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for November 2016.

There were 45 incidents of Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) reported from all sources on the NSRP Observatory platform in November 2016. This month saw several reports of female suicide bombers related to the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency, though sexual abuse and domestic violence continue to be the two most highly reported areas throughout the eight NSRP states.

Rivers state reported the most VAWG incidents cases this month with 23 incidents, followed by Plateau state with 12 reported incidents and Borno with five incidents. All three states have experienced hot spots of violence in recent months, with cult violence, criminality and militancy driving insecurity in Rivers state. In Plateau state, intercommunal tensions between herders and farmers have resulted in scores of fatalities, while in Borno state the JAS insurgency remains a major conflict driver.

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