Event Report

Base data

Event code CM-FSO/01429/NGA
Main category Complex Emergency
Sub category food shortage
Event date (UTC) Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:54:15 +0000
Last update (UTC) Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:54:15 +0000


Continent Africa
Country Nigeria
Administration area State of Kaduna
Exact location Zango-Kataf, Kaura, Kauru and Jemaa Local Government Areas
Open Location Code: 7F29GCMF+H7
Size of affected area Multi-counties event
Additional events None or not detected.

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Infra

Event details

Shortage of food, drugs, and other relief materials have hit Southern Kaduna communities following serial attacks by gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia. Four Local Government Areas including Zango-Kataf, Kaura, Kauru, and Jemaa have been under persistent attacks for some days now, forcing the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew on the affected communities. Following the week-long attacks and the curfew in place, hunger has crept into the affected communities made up of mostly subsistence farmers who could no longer go to their farmlands or markets. It was also learnt that aged women and children were evacuated from the affected communities to Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in the state. A farmer, Jatau Mutum, told our correspondent that since Saturday, the IDPs camp at Zonkwa had witnessed an increased number of vulnerable persons from the communities under attack. He said, “Before now, the ECWA church camp was sustaining no fewer than 1500 IDPs but we have over 3000 displaced persons following the recent attacks on the communities.” Spokesperson for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, Luis Binniyat, told The PUNCH that on a daily basis, the union was being besieged by calls from families who were starving because “there is no market and farming activities have come to a stop”. “You know, we have four LGAs that are under 24-hour curfew and those who have money in the bank cannot move out. Both the federal and state governments are not ready to look into the plights of the displaced persons in Southern Kaduna,” he added.

Situation update


Number of dead: 0 person(s)
Number of injured: 0 person(s)
Number of Affected: 0 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 0 person(s)
Number of Missing: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)

Event Specific Details

[Complex Emergency - food shortage]

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Risk Analisys

Nearest marine ports There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports Kaduna Airport (21.26 km)
Nearest nuclear power plant There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.

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