Nigeria: Security Challenges Deepening Inequalities in North Region – CDD

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A report released by the Centre for Democracy and Development on September 15, 2020, concludes that challenges of insecurity in northern Nigeria deepens the existing structural inequalities in the region.

The report, tagged Speed Note and titled: Escalating Violence in Northern Nigeria, says different forms of terrorism in the northern part of the country left many people dead and thousands of others displaced.

According to the UN on August 13, 2020, approximately 10.6 million Nigerians need humanitarian assistance in the northeast due to insecurity, representing up to 50% increase in the number of people in need compared to 2019.

According to the report, more than 1,100 people were killed due to inter-communal, religious and terrorist attacks in the northwest and the north-central of Nigeria between January and August 2020.

The report adds that the violent activities of Boko Haram led to the death of over 37,500 people and displacing more than 2.5 million others.

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