According to the Global Terrorism Index, Boko Haram caused 6,644 deaths in 2014 and is now the world's deadliest terror group.
Boko Haram is now the world’s deadliest terrorist organization.
According to the Global Terrorism Index, the Nigerian sect caused 6,644 deaths in 2014.
Nigeria has also witnessed a 300 per cent rise in deaths from terror acts to 7,512 over the past one year largely due to Boko Haram’s expansion.
Below are 15 deadly attacks carried out by the sect this year:
Baga Massacre – January 7: Boko Haram reportedly killed 2,000 people in Baga, Borno State and left bodies scattered in the streets.
Monguno and Kukawa, Borno - June 30 and July 1: Boko Haram terrorists are reported to have killed at least 145 people in multiple attacks carried out in the Monguno and Kukawa Local Government Areas of the state.
Maiduguri, Borno – September 20: Multiple explosions in the Ajilari Railway Cross and Bintu Sugar areas of the Borno State capital killed 117 people.
Monguno, Borno – June 16: 63 people died in Monguno after explosives found at an abandoned Boko Haram were accidentally detonated.
Baanu, Borno – August 28: Boko Haram terrorists killed 56 people in Baanu village in the Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno.
Damaturu, Yobe – July 17: Two explosions hit the Eid Prayer Grounds in Damaturu killing 50 people.
Damboa, Borno – August 11: About 50 persons died in an explosion which hit a market in Damboa on August 11.
Gombe – July 16: Twin explosions in the Gombe Central market killed 49 people on July 16.
Jos- July 5: 44 people were confirmed dead in Jos, Plateau State following twin bomb blasts which hit the city on Sunday, July 5.
Gubio, Borno – May 26: Boko Haram terrorists reportedly killed 43 people during a five-hour attack in Gubio on May 26.
Gombe – July 22: Multiple blasts which hit two bus stations in Gombe State on July 22 left 37 people dead.
Maiduguri, Borno – March 10: An explosion which occurred in the Monday Market area of Maiduguri on March 10, claimed 34 lives and left 42 injured.
Yola, Adamawa – June 4: At least 32 people were confirmed dead in an explosion which hit a market in Yola on June 4.
Yola, Adamawa – November 17: 32 people died and 80 were wounded after an explosion hit a fruit and vegetable market in the Jimeta area of the state.
Maiduguri, Borno – October 23: No less than 28 people were confirmed dead in a suicide bombing which occurred in in a mosque in the Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri on October 23.
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