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28 November – 4 December 2015

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on December 11, 2015

Compiled by Julia Kushnir

  1. Boko Haram
  2. IDP Crisis
  3. Spillover Effects

1) Boko Haram
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"100 Boko Haram Fighters Killed, 900 Hostages Freed in Cameroon" Vanguard, Lagos-based Daily, 03 December 2015

  • According to Cameroonian defence ministry, soldiers killed the militants and rescued the hostages during an operation last week along the Cameroon-Nigeria border
  • Meanwhile, officials suspect Boko Haram was behind twin suicide attacks that killed at least four people in far northern Cameroon late Tuesday. The suicide bombers blew themselves up in Waza, a town near the Nigerian border

"Boko Haram Kills Soldier, 6 Others in Fresh Borno Attacks" Vanguard, Lagos-based Daily, 30 November 2015

  • About seven persons including a soldier, were killed in both Bam and Gajigana villages of Biu and Magumeri Local Government Areas of Borno State
  • In the two attacks, while unspecified numbers of teenage girls were abducted in Bam Village, scores of people were injured in Gajigana village after insurgents set ablaze shops and houses

"U.S. Terrorism Experts Arrive in Nigeria January 2016" Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 03 December 2015

  • US Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle said his country had concluded plans to send a team to Nigeria by January, as part of efforts to end all forms of insecurity in Nigeria and the world at large
  • It is an attempt to approach the need to reform democracy in order to improve security performance
  • In a similar development, Nigeria and Israel have agreed to engage in a partnership that will put an end to the incidents of insurgency and terrorism and challenges of internal security threatening the country’s stability and corporate existence

"U.S. Names Two Boko Haram Leaders for Sanctions" This Day, Lagos-based Daily, 02 December 2015

  • The US Department of Treasury on Thursday singled out two leaders of the violent Boko Haram Islamist group for economic sanctions, saying both are closely involved in deadly attacks in Nigeria.
  • The Treasury Department said Mohammed Nur, a Boko Haram commander who has represented the group in negotiations with the federal government, was placed on its financial blacklist for his involvement in suicide bomb attacks, including one on the United Nations headquarters in Abuja in 2011
  • The second Boko Haram figure placed on the sanctions’ list is Mustapha Chad, a Chadian national who in 2013 directed Boko Haram activities in Yobe State, the Treasury Department said

2) IDP Crisis
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"Over 140 Births in Camps for Boko Haram Displaced" Vanguard, Lagos-based Daily, 01 December 2015

  • More than 410 babies were born in the space of two months in camps for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria
  • “Over 410 births were recorded between August and September” in the camps in Borno and Adamawa state, said the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi
  • A statement from Borno state governor Kashim Shettima in May said the rebels “deliberately rape women with the intention of getting them pregnant so they would give birth to future insurgents”.

3) Spill-over effects
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"Boko Haram Kills Four, Torches 50 Homes in Niger" Vanguard, Lagos-based Daily, 30 November 2015

  • Boko Haram activists raided a border village in Niger, killing four people and torching some 50 homes, a local official said on Monday
  • Their six-year insurgency has left at least 17,000 people dead and made more than 2.6 million homeless

"Twin Suicide Blast Kills 3 in Cameroun" Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 02 December 2015

  • Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in north Cameroun, killing at least three people, an official and security sources said on Wednesday
  • Suicide bombings, often carried out by young women recruited by the radical group are becoming almost daily occurrences in Cameroun's far North region
  • A third suicide bomber was killed by security forces before she was able to detonate her bomb, one of the sources added
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