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Nigeria, third most terrorized country in 2015, behind Afghanistan and Iraq

Nigeria, third most terrorized country in 2015, behind Afghanistan and Iraq

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Nigeria suffered the third-biggest impact from terrorism in the world last year, after Iraq and Afghanistan, a new report says.

According to the the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Terrorism Index, close to 30,000 people died world wide last year from terror related deaths making 2015 the second deadliest year on record.

The report also says that Somali was the seventh most affected country, after Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.

The overall number of deaths from terrorism declined by 10% last year – the first decline since 2010 – due mainly to the success of military operations against militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria and so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

The report found out that Boko Haram has expanded into Niger, Cameroon and Chad, increasing the number of people they have killed in these three countries by 157%.

IS exceeded Boko Haram as the deadliest terrorist group in 2015 with its attacks in 252 cities that killed over 6000 people.

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