The following memo analyses data for the NSRP focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta for April 2017.

There were 26 incidents of Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) reported from all NSRP observatory sources in April 2017. Consistent with previous months, the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency and counterinsurgency activities in the Northeast continued to be a primary source of VAWG, comprising the majority of reported incidents in April. Reports related to domestic violence and inter-communal violence also continued to be salient issues.

Rivers state reported the highest number of VAWG-related incidents this month, with 11 incidents, followed by Borno with eight incidents, Plateau state with three incidents, Delta state with two incidents and Kano and Yobe states with one incident each.

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