Nigeria ranks third on the latest global terrorism index


Nigeria has been ranked third on the latest global terrorism index, a report that measures the impact of terrorism on countries across the world.

Only Afghanistan and Iraq were adjudged to have been more badly affected by terrorism.

However, the number of terrorism-related deaths dropped from 2,043 in 2018 to 1,245 in 2019, a 39.1 percent reduction, the 2020 report said.

The reduction was mainly driven by a “fall in terrorism deaths attributed to Fulani extremists.

The index is published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), a think tank that receives support from the US government.