8-15 January 2016

Media Monitoring Report for Nigeria
Posted on January 15, 2016

Report Content - Julia Kushnir

  1. Kidnapping in Tombouctou
  2. School closures
  3. Presence of jihadists in the north and spreading to the north-east regions

1. Boko Haram
Privately Owned Media

Seven Killed in Fresh Madagali Boko Haram Attack. Daily Trust, Abuja-based Daily, 11 January 2016

  • Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed seven persons in Madagali town, Adamawa state during a night attack on Sunday
  • The attackers walked to the town on Sunday night through Chakawa village and beheaded seven civilians. They also burnt two houses before leaving
  • Confirming the attack, the Adamawa State Police spokesperson, DSP Othman Abubakar said three of the attackers have been arrested

2. Responses to Boko Haram
State Run Media

UK to Deploy 35 Men to Train Nigerian Troops. Daily Independent, Lagos State-based Daily, 13 January 2016

  • The United Kingdom is set to deploy more than 35 personnel to Nigeria to train troops fighting Boko Haram in the Northeast
  • This adds to about 130 UK military personnel were deployed to Nigeria on a wide range of training tasks last year
  • The soldiers will provide training in infantry skills, civil-military affairs, media operations, command and leadership, IED-awareness, and support to Nigerian military training schools and establishments

3. United Nations Focus on Nigeria
Privately Owned Media

7000 Women, Girls Abducted as Sex Slaves by Boko Haram, says UN Report. Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 14 January 2016

  • A report by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordination Agency (OCHA) revealed that women and girls abducted by Boko Haram (at least 2,000) are often raped, forced into marriage, labor, religious conversion, physically, sexually, emotionally abused, exposed to sexually transmitted infections and are often pregnant when escaping captivity
  • It said 2,000-7,000 civilians have been reported missing while women and girls are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation with some being used as suicide bombers

UN to Assess Rehabilitation of Women and Children Freed from Boko Haram. Guardian, Lagos-based Daily, 14 January 2016

  • Three United Nations human rights experts will visit Nigeria from 18 to 22 January 2016 to examine the measures to assist in the rehabilitation and reintegration of the women and children who escaped or were liberated from Boko Haram captivity
  • During their five-day visit, the experts will gather information on the various initiatives adopted by governmental, international and non-governmental actors to support these women and children to cope with immense suffering, trauma, stigma and possibly return to normality
  • The Special Rapporteurs will present a report on this visit to the UN Human Rights Council in the course of 2016


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