This report is based on data collected from December 2020 to January 2021, as part of a phone survey with a randomized sample of 3,471 community members from key locations in and around the Maiduguri metropolitan area in Borno State, Nigeria.

The report presents data around the pervasiveness of COVID-19 messaging by the government and armed groups, and how each are understood and received by the public. This data may be useful to UN and NGO partners working in the region to bolster the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic

This publication can be downloaded from the UNU-CPR website

Citation: Aliyu Zakayo and Siobhan O'Neil (2021) "Armed Group Messaging on COVID-19 in Nigeria", FMEAC Findings Report 6, United Nations University, New York.