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ISWAP: Nigeria Overtakes Iraq As Country With Highest Number Of Islamic State Attacks

Nigeria now has the highest number of attacks by the Islamic State (IS).

Nigeria has now overtaken Iraq as the country with the highest number of attacks by the Islamic State (IS), according to Jihad Analytics, a consultancy company which processes data on global and cyber jihad.

Nigeria Overtakes Iraq As Country With Highest Number Of IS Attacks

ISWAP Is Now More Active In Nigeria

According to TheCable, half of the attacks claimed by IS since the beginning of 2022 were in Africa, while the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), an affiliate of IS, is now more active in Nigeria.

Data by Jihad Analytics showed that while Nigeria has recorded a total of 162 IS operations since January 2022, Iraq has recorded 120.

“Since the beginning of the year, the Islamic State has conducted half of its attacks in #Africa,” the company wrote in a tweet on Friday.

“For the first time in the history of the jihadi group, Iraq is no longer the country where #IS claims the highest number of operations: the group #ISWAP is now more active in Nigeria.”

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KanyiDaily recalls that in of March, Nigeria ranked sixth on the 2022 global terrorism index (GTI). The ranking was viewed as a relative improvement as Nigeria dropped two places from the fourth position — a position it had been since 2017.

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