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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Nigeria is the third most terrorized country in the world - GTD

A new report released has ranked Nigeria third most terrorized country in the world.

According to the 2015 Global Terrorism Index, Nigeria ranks third out of 162 countries of the world as the worst hit by terrorist attacks.

The index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace based on data from the Global Terrorism Database, which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

The GTD is considered to be the most comprehensive dataset on terrorist activity globally and has codified over 140,000 terrorist incidents.

According to the report, Iraq had 25 per cent of all terrorist incidents, followed by Pakistan with 14 per cent and Afghanistan with 12 per cent. Nigeria reportedly experienced only five per cent of the incidents but had the second highest number of deaths at 23 per cent.

“Terrorist attacks are much more lethal in Nigeria than any other country. On average there were 11 deaths per attack in Nigeria. In contrast, Iraq had an average of three deaths per attack.

“The 2015 Global Terrorism Index highlights that terrorism continues to rise. The total number of deaths from terrorism in 2014 reached 32,685, constituting an 80 per cent increase from 18,111 the previous year.

“This is the highest level ever recorded. The significant majority of these deaths, over 78 per cent, occurred in just five countries; Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria,” the report read.

The 2015 GTI report said Boko Haram, in 2014, was also able to spread outside Nigeria to launch two deadly attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, killing 530 people.

Cameroon, the report said, didn’t record any death from terrorism between 2000 and 2013 until Boko Haram struck in 2014.

Although published in November 2015, the GTI report was produced from data gathered in 2014.

The worst terrorist attack in Nigeria in 2014, according to the 2015 GTI report, was in Kano city on November 28, 2014 when two suicide bombers and roadside bomb detonated at the Grand Mosque in the city.

Boko Haram terrorists reportedly opened fire on worshippers fleeing the explosions. One hundred and twenty-two (122) people were killed, while 270 were injured.

Nigeria for several years now has been battling Boko Haram insurgency which is responsible for thousands of deaths in the northeast of the country.

Source: TV360Nigeria

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