Conflict risk and lethal violence continued to increase in the Niger Delta during the second quarter of 2017 (See page 2). According to data, while the nature of violence in the region varies, organized criminality, land disputes and communal clashes remain primary causes of lethal violence during the period.
This quarterly tracker looks at the trends and patterns of conflict risk factors and incidents of violence, and the related pressures on peace and stability in the Niger Delta. It is not designed as a conflict analysis, but rather it is intended to update stakeholders on patterns and trends in violence. Understanding the deeper conflict drivers, implications, and mitigating options requires a robust participatory, qualitative analysis of these trends by local stakeholders in affected communities, including women, traditional authorities, political leaders, youths, private sector actors, and others.