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Nigeria in red spot of Global Terrorism Index 2020

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The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has on Wednesday 25 dropped its year 2020 report disclosing the effects of terrorism across the world, encompassing Nigeria.

The Global Watch Index released by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and “provides the most comprehensive resource on global terrorism trends.”

Enlisted below include the top five extensively terrorized nations and the top five least threatened countries as disclosed in the report.

Top five most terrorized country

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Iraq
  3. Nigeria
  4. Syria
  5. Somalia

Top five least terrorized country

  1. The Gambia
  2. Timor-Leste
  3. Togo
  4. Turkmenistan
  5. the United Arab Emirates

The GTI report 2020 reveals Nigeria maintained its position as the third most threatened country in the world by terrorism.

Regarding the surge in the figure of fatalities from Boko Haram assaults in the northeast, Nigeria plunges behind Afghanistan and Iraq.

The document also indicated that mass casualties from terrorism in Nigeria drop to 1,245 in 2019, a 39 percent decrease, bringing it the lowest in the country since 2011.

Nevertheless, as terrorism dwindles in the country, banditry is spinning out of control, especially in the northern part of Nigeria.

The last edition of the GTI 2019 reflected herdsmen murdered more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram terrorists.

Security issues in the country remains a huge concern across religion, and region as Nigerians continue call to sack security chiefs, reform police.

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