List of Top 20 World’s Deadliest Terrorist Groups Emerges, IPOB Ranked 10th
The 2023 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report has listed the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) among the 20 deadliest terrorist groups in the world.
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The GTI report which is produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace tracks terrorism incidents across the world.
The latest edition which was released on Tuesday, March 14, placed IPOB in the 10th position among the deadliest terror groups in the world.
Deadliest terrorist groups in the world: Top 20 list
|1||Islamic State (IS)||1045||410||644|
|3||Islamic State - Khorasan Province (ISK)||498||141||832|
|4||Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM)||279||77||215|
|5||Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA)||233||30||113|
|6||Islamic State West Africa (ISWA)||219||65||118|
|8||Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)||137||90||187|
|9||Islamic State - Sinai Province||71||27||32|
|10||Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)||57||40||16|
|11||Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)||40||54||150|
|12||Communist Party of India||39||61||30|
|13||Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)||17||6||23|
|14||Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)||16||17||37|
|15||New People's Army (NPA)||9||13||25|
|17||Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF)||6||4||8|
|18||National Liberation Army (ELN)||5||28||77|
|20||Balochistan Republic Army||4||1||8|
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IPOB recorded deadliest year in 2022 - GTI
According to the 2023 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report, IPOB recorded its highest number of attacks and deaths in 2022.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), designated as a terrorist group by the Nigerian government in 2017, recorded their deadliest year in 2022. They were responsible for 40 attacks and 57 deaths in 2022, an increase from 26 attacks and 34 deaths the year prior,” the report said.
IPOB is leading the agitation for the independent state of Biafra, which it wants to be carved out of the Igbo-speaking south-east region and some parts of South-south Nigeria.
Its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) and is facing charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.
2023 presidential election: APC chieftain claims IPOB worked for Peter Obi
In another report, Biodun Ajiboye, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, alleged that IPOB supported Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate in the just concluded presidential election.
The APC stalwart made the claim while responding to questions on why the ruling party was defeated by the Labour Party in Lagos, despite the state being considered the stronghold of the APC and home of the president-elect.
Listing the factors that made Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, lose to Peter Obi in Lagos, Ajiboye maintained that many youths are still angry with what happened during the EndSARS protest in Lagos.