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Andre Kearns
Andre Kearns
Andre Kearns is currently Senior Director, Solutions Marketing at DigitalGlobe and leads the effort to identify, evaluate and incubate new solutions that enable the company to drive profitable growth. An accomplished executive, Andre has focused his career in technology, primarily serving in … More »

One Response to Kano, Nigeria – Mass Casualty Attack Analysis

September 11th, 2013 by Andre Kearns

On Friday, March 18, 2013, a car bomb exploded in a busy luxury bus park in northeast Kano, Nigeria. The suicide attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram killed nearly 40 people and was the most deadly attack by the group in Kano since its members went on a rampage against the city’s security forces in January 2012.

This post investigates this terrorist attack through the lens of DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook, a product that enables expert analyst assessments from two complementary intelligence capabilities: DigitalGlobe imagery intelligence and Recorded Future web intelligence. The result is a new and powerful geotemporal approach to analyzing catastrophic events.

DigitalGlobe satellite image of Kano taken 24 hours after the devastating bombing 

Learn about the results that were obtained and read the full story of how DigitalGlobe and Recorded Future worked together to bring insight to security operators here.

We encourage you to visit the DigitalGlobe website or our contact us page for more information, or to learn about DigitalGlobe’s vision to by 2020, be the indispensable source of information about our changing planet.

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