Global Terrorism Index 2020: Killings reduce but Nigeria remains 3rd most terrorised country

Global Terrorism Index 2020: Killings reduce but Nigeria remains 3rd most terrorised country

- Nigeria has been ranked as the third most impacted country by terrorism in the world

- This is contained in a report published by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) for the year 2020

- According to the report, 2,043 people died from “terrorism-related acts” in 2018 but only 1,245 deaths were recorded in 2019

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The 2020 report released by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) says Nigeria has retained its position as the third most impacted country in the world by terrorism.

Following the rise in the number of casualties from Boko Haram attacks in the north-east, Nigeria falls behind Afghanistan and Iraq.

The recent report also stated from 2018 to 2019 the number of deaths credited to Boko Haram increased by 25%. Nigeria is the second to record a fall in violent terrorism deaths globally after Afghanistan in 2019.

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Global Terrorism Index 2020: Killings reduce but Nigeria remains 3rd most terrorised country
According to the Global Terrorism Index 2020, Nigeria remains 3rd most terrorised country. Photo credit: @GlobPeaceIndex
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The report stated:

“Nigeria had the second largest fall in total deaths, owing largely to a 72 percent reduction in fatalities attributed to Fulani extremists.
“Despite this decrease, the number of deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased by 25 percent from 2018 to 2019.”

Two out of the 10 most deadly terrorist attacks in the world took place in Borno state in 2019.

Boko Haram who is among the four deadliest terrorist groups in the world was ranked as the second in 2019, behind the Taliban.

The insurgents recorded an increase in the level of terrorism over the previous year.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, condemned the incessant abductions and killings by bandits in northern Nigeria.

Alhaji Abubakar, who is the leader of Nigerian Muslims by virtue of his position as the president-general of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam, made the comment on Thursday, November 26 at the 4th quarter 2020 meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja.

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According to him, the bandits are so daring that they now go into houses to kidnap people.

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