22-29 January 2016

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on January 29, 2016

Report Content - Julia Kushnir

  1. Boko Haram
  2. Countering Boko Haram
  3. IDP Crisis



1. Boko Haram
Privately Owned Media 

"Suicide Bombers Attack Chibok, Kill" 14Punch, Privaely-owned Newspaper, 28 January 2016

  • No fewer than 14 persons were killed on Wednesday in a suicide attack on the Chibok Market in Borno State



2. Countering Boko Haram 
Privately Owned Media 

“Three Suicide Bombers Intercepted in Maiduguri” Punch, Privately-owned Newspaper, 23 January 2016

  • Suicide bombing attacks were averted in Maiduguri on Friday as three suicide bombers were intercepted by the military just a kilometer into the troubled town
  • In addition, in furtherance of the ongoing offensive operations to clear Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East, on January 17 troops conducted a clearance operation at Shentimari general area and cleared Boko Haram enclaves and recovered 78 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition 

“Military Kills 14 Terrorists, Recovers Arms in Yobe” Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 26 January 2916

  • The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen. Mohammed Aliyu, has said that 14 terrorists who had been terrorizing residents of Babangida town in Yobe State were killed in a Coordinated Military Operations on Sunday
  • Large cache of arms and ammunition, according to Aliyu, were recovered during the five-hour operations
  • The arms recovered, he said, include six AK 47 rifles, two G3 rifles, an FN rifle and one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) 

3. IDP Crisis 
Privately Owned Media 

"UNHCR Seeks US $545 Million for Nigeria and CAR Crises" Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 26 January 2016

  • The UN Refugee Agency and its partners on Monday called on donor nations for more than half-a-billion US dollars this year to help hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee conflicts in Nigeria and the Central African Republic
  • Violence occurs on almost a daily basis in north-east Nigeria and CAR, generating fear and new displacement in the region
  • The crises in Nigeria and CAR will continue to provide major challenges throughout 2016 in countries such as Cameroon, which provides sanctuary and assistance to refugees from both Nigeria and CAR 

"Coalition Decries Neglect of IDPs in Taraba" Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 24 January 2016

  • A COALITION of civil society groups under the aegis of Protection Sector Working Group (PSWG) has decried the neglect of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Taraba State, warning that the situation may lead to likely breakdown of order
  • The Guardian gathered that members of the coalition were drawn from various NGOs and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including the Red Cross Society, Child Protection Network (CPN), Society for Future Health, WOTCLEF, CAN, FOMWAN and UNICEF among others
  • It stated that remedial measures, such as provision of relief materials, including foods items, beddings, drugs and personal hygiene products, should be made available to the IDPs





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