Nigeria Ranked Fourth On Global Terrorism Index!

Nigeria has emerged the fourth nation in the world on the Global Terrorism Index, ranked just below Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Syria, now riven by a devastating civil war is ranked 5th.
a new global study by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Nigeria fourth on the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) for 2013, primarily arising from terrorist attacks carried out by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.
Nigeria is ranked below Iraq with 2,492 attacks that killed more than 6,300 people, Afghanistan and Pakistan, which ranked first, second and third, respectively, while Syria, now driven by a devastating civil war, is ranked fifth.
The institute, in the report released on Tuesday, said the number of people killed in terror attacks worldwide jumped more than 60 per cent last year to a record high of nearly 18,000 and the figure could rise further in 2014 due to an escalation of conflict in the Middle East and Nigeria.
Over 80 per cent of the lives lost to terrorist activities occurred only in five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria – in 2013, the report added.
Four Islamist groups operating in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria were responsible for two thirds of the 2013 attacks and the vast majority of the deaths occurred in those countries, the report said.
There were 303 terrorism incidents catalogued for Nigeria, with 1,826 fatalities and 457 injuries, figures bound to be eclipsed judging by the ferocity of 2014 attacks by Boko Haram. The cost of the insurgency to the national economy was estimated at $28.48 billion, with Nigeria also ranked 151 out of 162 nations in the Global Peace Index.
1 Iraq 10
2 Afghanistan Afghanistan 9.39
3 Pakistan Pakistan 9.37
4 Nigeria Nigeria 8.58
5 Syria Syria 8.12
6 India India 7.86
7 Somalia Somalia 7.41
8 Yemen Yemen 7.31
9 Philippines Philippines 7.29
10 Thailand Thailand 7.19


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