SBM Intelligence has been curating incidents of election-related violence in which fatalities have occurred from October 2018 to date. For the incidents to qualify, they must have been as a direct result of electoral activities, including campaigning, rallies, intra/inter party incidents, clashes with security agencies and violence in which there is a link with electioneering activities. In the period under review (14 October, 2018 to 20 February, 2019), we have curated 67 distinct Incidents, bringing the average occurrence to 2 every 3 days. In these incidents, there have be 233 fatalities, making the daily average deaths due to electoral violence 2, and average per incident 3 deaths. In the analysis below, we have not included the disputed incident in Kajuru, Kaduna state.

Region Incidents by zone Fatalities by zone Casualties per incident Casualties per day
North Central 11 74 7 2 every 3 days
North East 3 32 11 2 every 10 days
North West 4 17 4 2 every 10 days
South East 2 7 4 2 every 3 days
South South 30 69 2 2 every 3 days
South West 17 34 2 1 every 3 days
Nationwide 67 233 3 2 per day

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