According to the annual Global Terrorism Index, deaths caused by Boko Haram increased by 317% in 2014 to a total of 6,644, surpassing the 6,073 deaths that were attributed to ISIS in 2014.
Boko Haram overtake ISIS to become the deadliest terrorist organization in the world
Boko Haram overtook ISIS to become the deadliest terrorist organization in the world research reveals.
The two organizations are responsible for 51% of deaths caused by terror worldwide, according to the report published by the New York City-based Institute for Economics and Peace.
According to the report, acts of terrorism remain highly concentrated in just five countries: Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria. In 2014, 78% of lives lost to terrorism were from those five countries.
“[Nigeria has] witnessed the largest increase in terrorist deaths ever recorded by any country, increasing by over 300% to 7,512 fatalities,” the report said. This figure includes deaths from all terrorist groups in the country, including Boko Haram.
The report was released on Wednesday, just days after ISIS terrorists bombed multiple locations in Paris killing 129 people.
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