In 2019, the total number of terrorism deaths in Nigeria fell to its lowest in eight years, but the country remains the third most-affected by terrorism across the world, only behind Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report.
Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83% lower than at their peak in 2014.
“Despite an overall decline in terrorism, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s deadliest terrorist group, recorded an increase in terrorist activity mainly targeted at civilians.” – Global Peace Index.
Two of the 10 most deadly terrorist attacks in the world in 2019 took place in Borno State, Nigeria.
The number of deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased by 25% from 2018 to 2019.
In 2019, Nigeria recorded the second largest fall in total terrorism deaths globally.
According to @GlobPeaceIndex, this was due to a 72% reduction in fatalities attributed to ‘radicalised Fulani extremists’.
Boko Haram ranked as the second deadliest terrorist group in the world in 2019, behind the Taliban, and ahead of ISIS and Al-Shabaab.
Of the four deadliest terrorist groups, only Boko Haram recorded an increase in the level of terrorism over the previous year.