Nigeria is Third Worst Affected Country in World by Terrorism

12/06/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Nigeria, for the third year in a row, was ranked on the Global Terrorism Index as the third worst affected country in the world by terrorism. Between the actions of the two different sects of Boko Haram, and the attacks by Fulani militants, Nigeria is constantly plagued by murders, kidnappings, rape and brutality. According to the Armed Conflict and Location Database, a disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping project, over 2,300 people have been killed in violence by or with Boko Haram and the Fulani militant.

The surprising thing to many will be that of this number, more than 1,700 of those killed are in conflicts with the Fulani militants, making them almost three times as deadly as the internationally recognized terrorist group, Boko Haram. This number also only includes those that have been tracked by media or other sources.

This continued presence by terrorism has led to a major destabilization of the middle belt and north of Nigeria. There are major food shortages, water shortages, land disputes, massive Internally Displaced Persons(IDP) populations and widespread fear and mistrust in the country. The Nigerian government must start protecting their citizens better or be willing to ask other nations to do the job for them.

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