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23-30 October 2015

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on October 30, 2015

Compiled by Julia Kushnir

  1. Boko Haram
  2. Responses to Boko Haram

1) Boko Haram
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Suicide Bomber Kills Three in Nigeria’s Maiduguri: Witness. Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 24 October 2015

  • A female suicide bomber on Saturday blew herself up in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing three people and injuring several others
  • “Three people have been killed and many injured. One of the terrorists was arrested before she could detonate,” resident Shuaibu Umara, a security guard at a nearby NNPC petrol station
  • Maiduguri has now been hit seven times this month, killing a total of 79 people, according to an AFP tally, underscoring an increased risk to civilians after similar strikes in neighbouring states and near the capital, Abuja
  • President Muhammadu Buhari has given his military commanders until December to end the insurgency, which has left at least 17,000 people dead and more than 2.5 million homeless since 2009

2) Responses to Boko Haram
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Troops Rescue 338 Captives from Boko Haram, Kill 30. Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 28 October 2015

  • The Nigerian army has said troops of the 28 Task Force Brigade deployed at Bitta and Pridang have rescued 338 captives and killed 30 terrorists in raids in terrorists’ camps in the North East
  • The unit also rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists in the enclaves. “The rescued persons which comprised eight males, 138 females and 192 children have since been evacuated to Mubi," army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman

 

Military Declares 100 B’Haram Terrorists Wanted. Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 29 October 2015

  • The Military yesterday declared 100 suspected Boko Haram sect members wanted for “arrest, prosecution and punishment,” when members of the general public provided useful information to the military and other security agencies on suspects’ hideouts and residences in any part of the country
  • Of the 100 photos of the suspects launched by the military, most of them are teenagers, with only three above 70 years

 

NAF Conducts 1488 Airstrikes Against B’Haram in Two Months. Punch, Privately-owned Daily, 29 October 2015

  • The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar on Thursday said pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have conducted 1,488 airstrikes against the Boko Haram terrorists in two months
  • He explained that this was part of efforts of the military to meet the December deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari for the military to end the Boko Haram menace

 

Troops Destroy 20 Boko Haram Camps.Vanguard, Lagos-based Daily, 26 October 2015

  • Troops of 5 Brigade Nigerian Army, weekend, destroyed all Boko Haram camps and enclaves at the border towns of Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu as well as their contiguous villages in Borno State
  • Among facilities discovered were training areas equipped with instructional and training materials that include wooden guns, among others
  • In a related development, Borno Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the killing of five persons in Saturday’s suspected suicide attack near Maiduguri
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