Nigeria ranks third on the world’s terrorism index


Chief Edinen Usoroh, Chairman, Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN), Plateau chapter, says Nigeria currently ranks third on the world’s terrorism index.

Usoroh made the disclosure yesterday in Jos at the opening of a one-day counter-terrorism awareness seminar.

He said Nigeria’s position was according to the 2018 global terrorism index.

Usoroh, who is also the Managing Director, Executive Guards Ltd., stated that the inability of Nigerian security agencies to completely tackle Boko Haram menace was due to ‘insider threat’.

According to him, the insider threat has jeopardised military operations, adding that such had compromised the integrity of the Nigerian Military.

Apart from terrorism, other security challenges bedevilling the country include; banditry, kidnapping, rape, suicide deaths, ritual killings, missing persons and cyber fraud.