The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report for the year 2022 has been published, revealing the impacts of terrorism across the globe. The GTI which is published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and “provides the most comprehensive resource on global terrorism trends.” According to the ranking, Nigeria moved to sixth position,even as the country dropped two places from fourth, a position it has occupied since 2017. According to the report, there was a decline in the number of terrorism-related deaths in Nigeria. It attributed this to the death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and the federal government’s efforts at defeating the group.
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The report noted that there was some movement within the rankings with Burkina Faso overtaking Syria and Nigeria to be the fourth most impacted country. Also, Pakistan moved from eighth most impacted to tenth and Nigeria dropped two places to sixth most impacted country.