Saturday 17 January 2015


“This is the largest and most destructive yet. It represents a deliberate attack on civilians whose homes, clinics and schools are now burnt out ruins.” ....Amnesty International

Satellite image of the village of Doro Baga (aka Doro Gowon) in north-eastern Nigeria taken on January 2, 2015. Image shows an example of the densely packed structures and tree cover.

Satellite image 2, taken on January 7, 2015, shows almost all of the structures razed. The inset demonstrates the level of destruction of most structures in the town. The red areas indicate healthy vegetation.

Before and after images of two neighbouring towns, Baga (160 kilometres from Maiduguri) and Doron Baga (also known as Doro Gowon, 2.5 km from Baga), taken on 2 and 7 January show the devastating effect of the attacks which left over 3,700 structures damaged or completely destroyed. Other nearby towns and villages were also attacked over this period.

“These detailed images show devastation of catastrophic proportions in two towns, one of which was almost wiped off the map in the space of four days,” said Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International.

1) Image of Baga, North Eastern Nigeria, taken on January 2, 2015. Many thatched roof structures are visible. These have been rebuilt since the attack on Baga in April 2013.

2) Image of Baga taken on January 7 which show many of the thatched roof structures have been razed. The dark colour represents burned areas, while the red indicates heathy vegetation.

No comments:

Post a Comment