Results show that the average daily number of individuals observed in March, at the FMPs in Nigeria, was 705. This represents a 34 per cent decrease compared to the daily average of March 2020. The 34 per cent decrease from the previous month is largely due to the movement restriction imposed by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a response to the increase in communal transmission of Covid-19 virus. Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon were the main countries of departure and intended destination for individuals passing through FMPs. In addition, the types of flows identified were: short-term local movements (44% of all flows); economic migration of more than six months (35% of all flows); seasonal migration (16% of all flows); and tourism (5% of all flows).
Four main modes of transport were identified: car (48% of all flows), bus (45% of all flows), motorbike (3% of all flows) and foot (2% of all flows).
Nigerian (51%), Nigerien (37%), Chadian (4%), Malian (2%) and Cameroonian (2%) nationals were the main nationalities recorded transiting through FMPs this month.