Nigeria Maintains Third Position On Global Terrorism Index

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According to the global terrorism index for the year 2019 and comparing it with the year 2020s index, one can see that nothing really changed in the rankings, the same Afghanistan that topped the index last year is it the same country that is topping it this year why Nigeria maintained its third position.

Published every year since 2012 by the Institute for Economics and Peace the Global Terrorism Index provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism.

The index is based on statistics collected in the Global Terrorism Database and other sources.

IEP publishes the report in the last quarter of the year through its online data-centred platform, Vision of Humanity. A visit to the website on Monday, September 14, revealed that the latest GTI is the one released in November 2019.

The institute’s main website also does not have a GTI report for 2020, and has only published the Global Peace Index for this year.

The 2017 and 2018 reports were respectively released in November and December. IEP has also confirmed in multiple messages sent to HumAngle that the 2020 index has not been published.

A Twitter account belonging to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, claimed on September 9 that Nigeria ranked second in the world, but this is not true.

The report ranked Nigeria as the third-worst among a total of 163 countries, behind Afghanistan and Iraq. Trailing after the country were Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, India, Yemen, Philippines, and D.R. Congo.

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