Group says satellite images uncover drop of Nigeria villages by Boko Haram

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Amnesty International has expelled satellite images that it says uncover widespread drop in dual Nigerian towns pounded by Boko Haram final weekend. 

The general tellurian rights classification says that a photos uncover a towns of Baga and Doron Baga in northeast Nigeria before and after a attacks. The images were taken on Jan. 2 and Jan. 7 of this year. Boko Haram fighters seized a troops bottom in Baga on Jan. 3 and, according to witnesses, killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood in a indirect days.

“Residents have not been means to lapse to bury a dead, let alone count their number. But by these satellite images total with striking testimonies a design of what is expected to be Boko Haram’s deadliest conflict ever is apropos clearer,” Daniel Eyre, Amnesty International’s Nigeria researcher, told The Independent. 

Amnesty International calculates that 3,700 homes and other structures were demolished by a Islamic militants over a march of a attack. 

In a issue of a conflict on a multinational troops base, residents were forced to shun to reserve opposite Lake Chad in canoes. They pronounced insurgents dismissed rocket-propelled grenades and involuntary conflict rifles and hurled explosives.

“They came in their hundreds pushing several Hilux unit vehicles, trucks and some were on motorcycles and immediately began to chuck explosives and bombs,” fisherman Audu Labbo told The Associated Press.

Initial reports citing a testimony of eyewitnesses suggested that as many as 2,000 civilians might have died. However, a Nigerian troops has claimed that usually 150 were killed, a series that includes casualties among a militants. Outside observers, including Amnesty International, have regularly indicted Nigeria’s supervision of giving fake information about conflict casualties to downplay a strength of a insurgency. 

The apprehension group, whose name roughly translates to “Western preparation is forbidden” in English, shot to inflection in a West this past Apr when it kidnapped 276 girls from a propagandize in a city of Chibok. Dozens transient though 219 sojourn missing.

Boko Haram is believed to control approximately 20,000 block miles of domain opposite dual states in northeastern Nigeria. Amnesty International estimates that a organisation killed 4,000 people in 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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