Featured Headline News Security

Nigeria drops 2 places in Global Terrorism Index

Nigeria has been ranked the eighth most terrorized country globally in 2022, dropping from its sixth position in 2021.

In the 2023 Global Terrorism Index report released recently, terrorist activities in the country had fallen to its lowest since 2011.

The first four positions went to Afghanistan (fourth consecutive year), Burkina Faso, Somalia and Mali.

Syria, Pakistan and Iraq had fifth, sixth and seventh position..

On the deadliest terror groups in the world, the report ranked the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) 10th.

“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.

The Islamic State topped the list of world terror groups.

The Global Terrorism Index report tracks terrorism incidents across the world.

Writing by Onyinyechi Ogbu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu.