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November 26 - December 03, 2014

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on December 3, 2014


Compiled by Claire Duguid

  1. Forced Displacement
  2. Targeted Attacks

Forced Displacement
Fleeing Boko Haram Militants Seize Mubi Women

Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, November 28 2014

  • Several women were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents as they were being chased by military and vigilante troops out of Mubi, Adamawa State. Many of these women had been previously forcibly married to some of the insurgents.
  • One resident was offered a 20,000 Naira dowry for his 18 year old daughter a week ago, as the insurgents fled the area they took his daughter with him.
Targeted Attacks
120 Killed in Mosque Bomb Explosions

Punch, Privately-owned Newspaper, November 28 2014

  • The Kano Central Mosque was bombed by Boko Haram, killing at least 120 people and injuring at least 270 others.
  • There were three explosions within the mosque, after which 10 gunmen began a shooting spree.
  • Witnesses describe the scene as horrifying, and the casualty numbers are quickly rising.
Gunmen Kill Five in Rivers Community

The Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, November 29 2014

  • Omoku town in Rivers State was attacked by 10 gunmen, at least five people were killed, including Godspower Ayodu, a Chieftain of the APC.
  • The gunmen entered the town, then moved between houses, ordering people to come out and then shooting them.
  • A Police spokesperson claims it was an attack by a rival cult group.
Militia Kill Three Members of One Family in Nasarawa

Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, November 29 2014

  • Three members of a family in the Agwede community, Nasarawa, were killed by a militia. One, a nursing mother, was cut to pieces, while the other two members were burned. The child of the mother was left wandering around.
  • The attack is being blamed on an Eggon group, Ombatse, though the Legal Adviser of Ombatse had no information affirming the accusation.
Five Killed in Fulani Herdsmen’s Reprisal in Kogi

Punch, Privately-owned Newspaper, November 30 2014

  • Fulani herdsmen attacked the Abugi community in Lokoja LGA, Kogi State, killing five people and causing millions of Nairas worth of destruction.
  • The attack was apparently revenge for previous attacks between the herdsmen and the Abugi community.
  • Officers from the Kogi State Police Command were deployed to the area but were unable to prevent the attack.
Explosion Rocks Maiduguri Monday Market

The Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, December 1 2014

  • Two bomb blasts at a market in Maiduguri killed seven people and injured 48 others. The bombs were detonated by two female suicide bombers who got into the market without having to go through the security check by the Civilian Joint Task Force.
  • Four bomb blasts went off on the same day in Maiduguri, all by female suicide bombers.
  • Witnesses have complained that the military is not helping in the prevention of these attacks
Nine Killed as Farmers, Herders Clash

Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, December 2 2014

  • A clash between farmers and herdsmen in Jiruwa village, Katsina State, left nine people dead.
  • The fighting was caused over land issues, two farmers refused to let herdsmen use farmland for grazing. The herdsmen killed the farmers, whose community then killed four of the herdsmen and three others.
  • During the fighting, over 200 cattle were stolen.
At least 39 dead in Monday Insurgent Attack in Damaturu

Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, December 2 2014

  • Damaturu, capital of Yobe State was attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. 33 policemen, six soldiers, and 20 insurgents were killed in the fighting, and the death toll is expected to rise.
  • The Nigerian military used both ground and air forces to repel the insurgents away from the city after the attack.

Will Ross (@willintune): BBC Correspondent Nigeria

  • “Once again we are hearing that Boko Haram no longer control Mubi. Military there. Not clear if any bullets were fired.”
  • “Bombing of Emir of Kano's Mosque comes days after he called on people to defend themselves against Boko Haram attacks+not depend on military.”
  • “Horrific attack at Kano's central mosque. 3 bombs + Gunmen fired on fleeing worshippers. Terror turned to anger as 3 gunmen beaten to death.”
  • “The scene inside Kano's Central mosque is grim. Blood splattered on inside of the main dome.”
  • “Bullet holes in walls prayer mats strewn everywhere.”
  • “Reuters hospital source in Damaturu says received bodies of 33 policemen and 6 soldiers + 20 Boko Haram fighters from Monday's attack there.”
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