The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report for the year 2022 has been published, revealing the impacts of terrorism across the globe.
The GTI which is published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and “provides the most comprehensive resource on global terrorism trends.
Nigeria, according to the ranking, moved to sixth position, signaling some successes in the country’s fight against the Boko Haram insurgents.
The country dropped two places from fourth, a position it has occupied since 2017. According to the report, there was a decline in the number of terrorism-related deaths in Nigeria. It attributed this to the death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and the federal government’s efforts at defeating the group.
10 countries most impacted by terrorism
- Burkina Faso
Global Terrorism Index: Noted changes The report noted that there was some movement within the rankings with Burkina Faso overtaking Syria and Nigeria to be the fourth most impacted country.
Also, Pakistan moved from eighth most impacted to tenth and Nigeria dropped two places to sixth most impacted country.
It was equally noted that Nigeria, Syria and Somalia were the only countries amongst the ten most impacted by terrorism to record an improvement in score from 2020 to 2021. The other seven countries deteriorated, with the largest deterioration occurring in Myanmar, followed by Niger.
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