The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report for the year 2020 was published on Wednesday, November 25, revealing the impacts of terrorism across the globe, including Nigeria.
The GTI is published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and “provides the most comprehensive resource on global terrorism trends.”
In this piece, Legit.ng lists the top five most terrorised countries and the top five least terrorised countries, according to the report.
Top five most terrorised country
Top five least terrorised country
1. The Gambia
5. United Arab Emirates
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Following the rise in the number of casualties from Boko Haram attacks in the northeast, Nigeria falls behind Afghanistan and Iraq.
The report also revealed that total deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1,245 in 2019, a 39 per cent decline, making it the lowest in the country since 2011.
But, as terrorism declines in the country, banditry is spiralling out of control, especially in northern Nigeria.
The 2019 edition of the GTI indicated herders (better known as armed bandits) killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram insurgents.
The recommendations are contained in the resolution of the Senate sighted by Legit.ng during the plenary on Tuesday, December 1.
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Among others, the Senate urged President Buhari to immediately initiate the transitionary process of phasing out the security chiefs and replacing them with new ones with new ideas and solutions.
In a similar development, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has also made seven recommendations to the federal government to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.
Among other recommendations, the Borno state governor advised the Buhari-led administration to recruit foreign mercenaries to help in ending the Boko Haram insurgency, instead of relying solely on the Nigerian security forces.
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