Tuesday 17 November 2015

Boko Haram accounts for 51% global deaths from terrorism in 2014 — Reports

The number of people killed in terrorist attacks has jumped by 80 per cent to 32,658 in 2014 as 11 nations suffered more than 500 deaths.

This is contained in a think tank report released on Tuesday in London by the Institute for Economics and Peace in its 2015 Global terrorism index.

It noted that the terrorists linked to Islamic State and Boko Haram accounted for 51 per cent of the deaths in 2014.

Steve Killelea, the think tank’s founder, said the institute estimated the cost of terrorism in 2014 at 52.9 billion dollars.

He said five nations including, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria bore the brunt of the attacks, suffering 78 per cent of the deaths recorded.

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