Boko Haram Ranked 2nd Deadliest Terror Killing Group
In May this year, Boko Haram was named the World’s deadliest terrorist group. Now, they have been overtaken by ISIS and have been named the 2nd most deadly jihadist group in the world.
According to data gathered by the BBC,664 Jihadist attacks killed 5,042 people across 14 countries in just one month, 80 percent of the deaths came in just four countries ,Iraq,Nigeria,Syria and Afghanistan …
Iraq was the most dangerous place to be, with 1,770 deaths in 233 attacks, ranging from shootings to suicide bombings.
In Nigeria came second as 786 people, almost all of them civilians, were killed in 27 Boko Haram incidents. These tended to be large and indiscriminate bombings and shootings such as the attack on the central mosque in the northern city of Kano, which left 120 dead.
Boko Haram also struck over the border in Cameroon, killing 15 people. Meanwhile, in East Africa, al-Shabab took 266 lives in Somalia and Kenya.
Afghanistan suffered almost the same number of deaths as Nigeria (782) but they tended to be in smaller, targeted attacks, such as the shooting of the deputy governor of Kandahar.
In war-ravaged Syria, 693 people were killed; Yemen had 410 deaths in 37 attacks.
Of the 16 jihadist groups involved in the bloodshed, Islamic State was the most deadly, killing 2,206 people across Iraq and Syria – 44 per cent of the total death toll.
The Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, Professor Peter Neumann, said Islamic State “has rivalled – if not replaced – al-Qaeda as the leader of global jihadism.”