Date: 3-4 January 2015
Location: Nigeria: Baga and Doro Gowon
Type of event: terrorism
Boko Haram terrorists engaged in armed attacks and widespread arson in the villages of Baga and Doro Gowon, Nigeria, destroying much of both villages; additional civilians drowned trying to swim across Lake Chad to safety. Casualty estimates are very uncertain, in the range of 700 killed and 300 injured. Satellite imagery showed about 3,100 buildings in Doro Gowon and 620 buildings in Baga destroyed or damaged by fire. About 13,000 refugees from the villages fled across the border to Chad.
Consequences: 700 killed, 300 injured
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