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9 - 16 October 2015

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on October 16, 2015

Compiled by Julia Kushnir

  1. Boko Haram
  2. Responses to Boko Haram

1.  Boko Haram
Privately Owned Media

‘Huge Explosions Rock Maiduguri' The Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 13 October 2015

  • Three blasts hit the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday killing a number of people, locals and the Red Cross said
  • On October 1, at least 10 people were killed and 39 injured when four suicide bombers blew themselves up in a wave of attacks in Ajilari Cross, which is near Maiduguri airport and a military base


"10 Suspected Militants Killed in Kogi Clash" Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 09 October 2015

  • Ten Islamic fundamentalists are feared to have been killed on Tuesday in Okene, near Lokoja in Kogi during a bloody encounter between an Islamic sect and men of the Nigerian Army
  • The soldiers were said to have obtained useful information from two members of the sect, who were arrested during a gun attack at the Lokoja office of the State Security Service on Sept. 25
  • The Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Police Command, Mr William Aya, said the operation was ``a pure military affair’’. He gave no further details on the incident


2. Responses to Boko Haram
Foreign Media

"Nigeria, Cameroon Welcome US Troops in Boko Haram Fight" Yahoo News, 15 October 2015

  • Nigeria and Cameroon on Thursday welcomed a US decision to send up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon to help the regional fight against Boko Haram militants
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman Garba Shehu said the deployment was a "welcome development" while the military said it demonstrated cooperation was needed against the Nigeria-based militants, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group
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