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October 29 - November 05, 2014

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on November 5, 2014


Compiled by Claire Dupuis

  1. Forced Displacement
  2. Targeted Attacks

Forced Displacement
Mubi: 350 Children Missing, 5 Military Commanders Detained

Leadership, Abuja-based Daily, November 3 2014

  • Following the Boko Haram attack on Mubi in Adamawa State, about 350 children are missing.
  • Because of the chaos, families were completely torn apart and many parents are still looking for their children, most of whom were in school when the attack took place and fled in different directions.
Mubi Attack: NEMA Records 10,496 IDPs in Five Camps in Yola

This Day, Lagos-based Daily, November 4 2014

  • Following recent attacks in the North East, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA) report 10,496 IDPs across five camps in Yola and Fufore.
  • NEMA representatives say that the Federal Government is doing everything they can to stop the insurgency and to help those who have been displaced.
  • Some of the relief items at the camps are rice, medicine, clothes, mattresses, soap, maize and more.
Targeted Attacks
Boko Haram Recaptures Mubi, Kills Many Residents

Daily Independent, Lagos-Based Daily, October 30 2014

  • The town of Mubi, Adamawa State has been taken back by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, leading to the deaths of several people and the destruction of much of the town.
  • The military and security operatives were unable to hold back the attack and were seen fleeing from the violence.
  • Prior to this attack the insurgents had already taken over Mararaba Hildi and Uba LGA in Adamawa.
Civilian JTF Beheads 41 Boko Haram Fighters

Punch, Privately-Owned Newspaper, October 31 2014

  • Forty one Boko Haram members were beheaded by members of Civilian JTF, a joint force of military men and vigilante group members, in the village of Gur, Borno State.
  • Boko Haram insurgents had planned to attack Sabon Gari, where hundreds of IDP’s are returning to after three months of exile. Civilian JTF pursued the insurgents and repelled the attack, killing 41.
  • To prove that they killed the 41 Boko Haram members, the youth vigilance members brought the severed heads to show to the public.
Boko Haram Kills 30 in Gombe Blast

Punch, Privately-Owned Newspaper, October 31 2014

  • At least 30 people were killed, and many others injured, in a bomb blast at a bus station in Gombe, it is suspected that members of Boko Haram detonated the bomb.
  • There are three people suspected to be the heads of the attack.
Boko Haram says Kidnapped Schoolgirls Married Off

Punch, Privately-Owned Newspaper, November 1 2014

  • Boko Haram has released a video saying that the 219 kidnapped schoolgirls have been converted to Islam and have been married off. In the video, Boko Haram addresses claims that a ceasefire was agreed upon with the Federal Government.
  • Abubakar Shekau one of the group’s leaders denies the claims that the Nigerian government made about a ceasefire and has ruled out future talks about releasing the girls.
Six killed as Gunmen Invade Village in Katsina

Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, November 1 2014

  • Six people were killed by suspected cattle rustlers who invaded Shinfida village in Jibia LGA, Katsina State. Many houses, shops and vehicles were burned and cattle were stolen.
  • Some youths tried to repel the attack but it took intervention by a special joint security force to curtail the attackers.
Boko Haram Attacks Kogi Prison, Frees All lnmates

This day, Lagos-based Daily, November 3 2014

  • Suspected Boko Haram members broke into the Nigeria Prison yard in Koton-Karfe, Kogi State and released all of the inmates. This is the second time in two years the group has attacked the prison.
  • The prison was originally built for 50 inmates but was holding 145 at the time of the attack.
  • Insurgents stormed the prison around 10 pm when most of the guards were away from their posts.

Vladimir Duthiers (@vladduthiersCBS): CBS Correspondent

  • “In newly released tape #BokoHaram rules out negotiations w/ #Nigeria govt. ‘..Never any plan to release these girls..’ @IshaSesayCNN reports” 
  • “#Nigeria's Pres. Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed he'll run again in Feb. elections, his office said.”

Will Ross (@willintune): BBC Correspondent Nigeria 

  • “N East Nigeria is descending deeper into anarchy. Peace talks charade is over. Killing and seizing territory escalates. Where's this headed?”
  • Latest Boko Haram attack was in broad daylight on Nafada town Gombe.Burnt down police stn, bank, PDP office. Soldiers and a cleric killed
  • “Nigeria's army can't be too short of ammo anymore if they really were test firing in Maiduguri this morning - loud explosions heard.”
  • “What I'd like: Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh to explain that ‘ceasefire’. What I'll no doubt get: Silence.”
  • “132 prisoners get out of prison after dynamite used to blast open the facility in Kogi State. Nigeria's security challenges are immense.”
  • “Question. Is it wrong to describe Boko Haram as a Sunni group when the jihadists have been condemned by a cross section of Islamic leaders?”
  • “2nd time Shia leaders in Nigeria accusing the army of killing their followers. Potiskum today Zaria in July.”
  • “Eyewitnesses say at least 15 people killed in bomb blast on Shiite march in Potiskum. Several other deaths reported as soldiers open fire.”
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