Nigeria ranked third most terrorized country in the world by Global Terrorism Index (GTI)

A brand new report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has positioned Nigeria in the third place on the checklist of most terrorized international locations in the world.

The report, printed on Wednesday, confirmed that the quantity of people that died in the fingers of Boko Haram terrorists in Northern Nigeria elevated by 25 per cent between 2018 and 2019.

Since 2015, Nigeria has remained in the third place in keeping with the annual world terrorism rating by GTI

Afghanistan sits on high of the checklist, adopted by Iraq.

Syria, Somalia, and Yemen are ranked fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

In phrases of financial and monetary losses, the report reveals that Nigeria is the most terrorized in Africa.

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The report nevertheless famous that terror-related incidents have diminished in Nigeria in comparison with earlier years.

Excerpts from the report reads, “Nigeria had the second largest fall in complete deaths, owing largely to a 72 per cent discount in fatalities attributed to Fulani extremists.

“Despite this lower, the variety of deaths attributed to Boko Haram elevated by 25 per cent from 2018 to 2019. Renewed exercise by Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighbouring international locations, together with Cameroon, Chad and Niger, stays a considerable risk to the area.

“In 2019, Boko Haram carried out 11 suicide bombings inflicting 68 fatalities. Suicide bombings accounted for six per cent of all terror-related incidents by Boko Haram in 2019, marking an 89 per cent decline from their peak in 2017. Boko Haram was accountable for Nigeria’s deadliest terrorist assault in 2019 when assailants attacked a funeral in Badu, Borno State.

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“At least 70 folks had been killed and 10 others had been wounded in the assault and ensuing conflict. The two major factions of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West African Province and the followers of Abubakar Shekau, are each engaged in an insurgency marketing campaign towards the Nigerian Government.

“Violence by the two main factions of Boko Haram have taken a large toll on the civilian population, particularly in North-East 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.”

List of most terrorized international locations in the world – GTI

Global Terrorism Index (GTI), is an annual report printed by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) since 2000. It supplies a abstract of the key world tendencies and patterns in terrorism.

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GTI agrees there is no such thing as a single internationally accepted definition of what constitutes terrorism. According to GTI, international locations are ranked primarily based on a novel scoring system that considers the following:

  • Total variety of terrorist incidents in a given 12 months
  • Total variety of fatalities precipitated by terrorism in a given 12 months
  • Total variety of accidents precipitated by terrorism in a given 12 months
  • The approximate stage of complete property injury from terrorist incidents in a given 12 months


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