Nigeria has been ranked the eighth most terrorised country globally in 2022, dropping from its sixth position in 2021.
According to the 2023 Global Terrorism Index report released recently, terrorist activities in the country had fallen to its lowest since 2011.
Between 2017 and 2020, Nigeria ranked fourth most terrorised in the world and in 2016 and 2015, it ranked second.
The insurgency of Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province has led to the death of thousands of Nigerians in the northeast region since 2009, but the groups were more restrained in 2022.
The report noted, “Deaths in Nigeria peaked in 2014 at 2,101 deaths before declining in five of the subsequent nine years.”
Deaths linked to terrorism in Nigeria dropped from 497 in 2021 to 385 in 2022.
The number of terrorist attacks also dropped from 214 in 2021 to 120, the lowest recorded since 2011.