Nigeria Watch

Created in 2006 and based at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria Watch monitors violence and lethal conflicts in Nigeria. In a country where there are few criminal statistics, it helps to compensate for the lack of reliable data by crosschecking various sources of information. Nigeria Watch quantifies and qualifies homicides and violent deaths, including accidents. The objective is to identify trends for policy making and early warning systems.

Nigeria Watch was established in 2006 and is hosted by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) on the campus of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. It crosschecks various sources of information to monitor lethal violence, conflicts, and human security in Nigeria. Nigeria Watch quantifies and qualifies unlawful killings and violent deaths, including accidents, in a unique database which currently contains details of over 40,000 incidents of violent or accidental deaths. It has produced multiple reports analysing trends in fatality data, with the aim of identifying trends to support policy making and early warning systems.


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