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June 26 - July 3, 2015

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on July 10, 2015

Compiled by Julia Kushnir

  1. Report Content:Boko Haram
  2. Responses to Boko Haram

1. Boko Haram
Privately Owned Media

Gunmen Kill 134 in Fresh Borno Attacks. Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 03 July 2015

  • NO fewer than 40 persons have been killed by Islamist militants in the Northeast town of Monguno in Borno State
  • Monguno had been over-run and occupied by Boko Haram fighters until they were recently driven out by the Nigerian military
  • The multiple attacks and killings, according to residents, occurred while Muslim faithful were preparing to break their Ramadan fast and dusk prayers in mosques

 

Two Female Suicide Bombers hit Maiduguri Hospital, 5 Killed. Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 28 Jun 2015

  • Five people were killed and 16 injured when two female suicide bombers  attacked a hospital in Maiguguri, Borno, on Saturday
  • The two women tried to get into a hospital but were stopped by security guards at the gate and blew themselves up, witnesses said
  • Boko Haram controlled territory the size of Belgium in the northeast at the start of the year but has been pushed out of most of it by the Nigerian army, backed by troops from Chad, Niger and Cameroon

2. Responses to Boko Haram

"Chad Arrests 60 Suspected Militants after Suicide Bomb Attack- Chief Prosecutor." Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 29 June 2015

  • Alghassim Khamis, the Chief Prosecutor of the Central African Nation, on Monday said ‎security forces in Chad, had arrested 60 suspected militants and dismantled a cell responsible for two suicide bomb attacks in N'djamena on June 15
  • "An active cell of a terrorist network has been identified and dismantled, and that those arrested came from Chad, Cameroon, Mali and Nigeria," He revealed

 

"Boko Haram Member Arrested Spying IDP Camp in Yobe." Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 26 June 2015

  • A suspected Boko Haram member was arrested yesterday spying on the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camp in Damaturu, Yobe state.
  • A security source told our correspondent that the arrest was based on a tip-off by vigilant residents who complained of seeing a strange man loitering around the camp

 

"Niger Troops Kill 15 Boko Haram Militants." Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 26 June 2015

  • Niger’s army killed 15 Boko Haram militants in the course of land and air operations against the armed Islamist group, the defence ministry announced on Wednesday.
  • The army also took 20 prisoners, Colonel Moustapha Ledru said on state radio, and destroyed an armoured vehicle, 26 motorbikes, and two caches of food and fuel held by the Islamists
  • The announcement came after an attack by Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger last week killed 38 civilians, most of them women and children
State Run Media

"U.S. Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks" Daily Independent, Lagos-based Daily,  26 June 2015

  • John Kerry, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson, Washington, D.C. in a statement said that these latest attacks serve as a reminder that despite progress on the battlefield, Boko Haram remains capable of deadly and destabilizing acts of terrorism
  • He said that the United States stands with Nigeria in the face of this threat saying, “We will continue to take steps to increase our support for their efforts.”

 

Social Media

Will Ross (@willintune): BBC Correspondent Nigeria (03 July 2015)

  •  “Buhari says “last desperate acts of fleeing agents of terrorism” heighten need for countries in region to fight BH as a regional force.”
  • “Buhari urges Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to reject with one voice the attackers claim to be acting in the name of Islam.”
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