ACCESS TO JUSTICE in Covid-19

                  ACCESS TO JUSTICE COVID-19: High-Handedness of Law Enforcements Agents The Nigeria National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday 15th April issued a statement highlighting the disproportionate human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings by law enforcement while enforcing the lockdown across several states. The statement highlighted that as at 15th April, 2020, …

Virtual School Policy in Covid-19

          Virtual School Policy The Federal government directed that all schools (Primary, secondary and tertiary institutions) be shut down from 26th March 2020, to curtail the spread of the virus.  The government through the Federal Ministry of Educations and the Universal Basic Education Commission with technical support from UNICEF subsequently established a Task Team to work …

SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS in Covid-19

              Delta Residents protest covid-19 lockdown extension On Wednesday 15th April, residents of Delta state met Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s extension of lockdown in their state with a vehement street protest, complaining of hunger and the need to earn a livelihood. There have been 4 confirmed cases of Covid19 in Delta state.  Read more Insecurity …

Civic Space and Security in Covid-19

Bi-Weekly Bulletin Wednesday 29th April, 2020 Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns) Introduction The novel corona Virus (Covid-19) was first confirmed in Nigeria on February 27th, 2020 since its outbreak in Wuhan Province of China January 2020. The country’s index case was an Italian citizens who works in Nigeria and had just returned …

NOVEMBER 2019 MEDIA TRACKING

  The month of November recorded a total number of 112 deaths from mass atrocities across the country, with the main factor being targeted and random kidnappings in urban, rural areas and highways. The banditry situation in Zamfara State remains dire despite the claims of having curtailed the menace. Amidst repeated claims by the security operatives in ensuring peaceful polls …

OCTOBER 2019 MEDIA TRACKING

  OVERVIEW The number of incidents relating to isolated killings and random abduction in highways, urban and  rural areas increased by a little margin, compared to the month of September.   While we observed a decline in extra judicial killings, there is a regular pattern of banditry and terrorism within Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, recording the highest number of casualties. …

SEPTEMBER 2019 MEDIA TRACKING

        OVERVIEW   As in preceding months, the month of September recorded high incidences of violence including: serial killings, banditry, herders’ attacks; gang clashes, extrajudicial killings, Boko Haram attacks etc. These incidents claimed the lives of at least 260 persons across 26 states and the capital. There was an upsurge in the number of kidnappings throughout the …

Media tracking on Mass atrocities for August 2019

#Nigerianlivesmatter #Endthekillings #NigeriaMourns   TABLE OF CONTENTS OVERVIEW NEWS INCIDENTS OF HERDSMEN RAMPAGE BOKO HARAM ATTACKS ISWAP RELATED ATTACKS INCIDENTS OF BANDITRY ATTACKS COMMUNAL CLASHES GANG CLASHES EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS ABDUCTION INCIDENTS ISOLATED ATTACKS DEATH REPORTED IN THE MEDIA PER STATE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASUALTIES NUMBER OF SECURITY PERSONNEL KILLED Overview The month of August recorded a substantial number of casualties …

Media tracking on Mass atrocities for July 2019

#Nigerianlivesmatter #Endthekillings #NigeriaMourns   TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview News Incidents of herdsmen rampage Incidents of Boko Haram attack Incidents of banditry Incidents of communal clashes Incidents of cult clashes Incidents of force brutality Incidents of mob action Incidents of Abduction One-Off incidents Sea pirates Death reported in the media per state Total number of casualties Number of security personnel killed …

Media tracking on Mass atrocities for June 2019

  #Nigerianlivesmatter #Endthekillings #NigeriaMourns TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview News Incidents of herdsmen rampage Incidents of Boko Haram attack Incidents of banditry Incidents of communal clashes Incidents of cult clashes Incidents of force brutality Incidents of mob action Incidents of Abduction One-Off incidents Sea pirates Death reported in the media per state Total number of casualties Number of security personnel killed …