For the Sixth Consecutive year, Nigeria has been ranked as the 3rd most Terrorized Country in the world and 1st in Africa.
On Wednesday 25th November, The Global Index Terrorism, GTI, released a report for the world’s most Terrorized countries with Afghanistan as number one, followed by Iraq whiles Nigeria, Syria and Somalia completes the top 5.
The GTI report stated that, “Despite an overall decline in terrorism, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s deadliest terrorist group, recorded an increase in terrorist activity mainly targeted at civilians. Terror-related deaths and incidents attributed to Boko Haram in Nigeria increased by 25 and 30% respectively from the prior year.
“In 2019, Boko Haram carried out 11 suicide bombings causing 68 fatalities. Suicide bombings accounted for 6% of all terror-related incidents by Boko Haram in 2019, marking an 89% decline from their peak in 2017,”
The Report further revealed how terrorizing people in the country made refugees flee to neighboring countries.
“The two main factions of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) and the followers of Abubakar Shekau, are both engaged in an insurgency campaign against the Nigerian government.”
“Violence by the two main factions of Boko Haram have taken a large toll on the civilian population, particularly in northeast Nigeria, where continued attacks have internally displaced more than two million people and caused a further 240,000 Nigerian refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.” The report reads.