Nigeria Third Most Terrorised Nation, Says Global Terrorism Index 2018

Nigeria emerged the third most terrorised nation worldwide in the newly released 2018 Global Terrorism Index.

In the latest report released on Wednesday, Iraq, a country in the Middle-East, is ranked first, a position it has held since 2014.

Afghanistan has ranked second since 2013.

Syria and Pakistan are ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

Others among the top 10 countries worst hit by terrorism in 2017 are Somalia (sixth), India (seventh), Yemen (eighth), Egypt (ninth), and Philippines (10th).

The report also showed that there is a drop in the number of deaths linked to terrorism.

The report said, “Total deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1,532 in 2017, a drop of 16% from the previous year.”

This year’s Global Terrorism Index showed a continuing trend of a decline in terrorism, with deaths from terrorism falling for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014.

However, whilst the GTI finds that the global impact from terrorism is on the decline, it also shows that terrorism is still widespread and even getting worse in some regions.

Nigeria has been battling with Boko Haram terrorists and herdsmen in the northeast for years now.

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