Islamic State attacks continue to multiply across Nigeria
According to a report published on Friday by a data processing agency on terrorism, Jihad Analytics, Nigeria is now the country with the highest number of attacks by the Islamic State (IS). This rise in IS attacks means that Nigeria has surpassed the likes of Iraq, Syria, and other war-torn Middle East countries.
According to Jihad Analytics, “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 most active in Nigeria.”
Since it broke out from Boko Haram, ISWAP has been terrorizing northeastern Nigeria, accounting for 75 percent of terrorist attacks in the region.
Despite the rise in terrorism throughout the country and the rampant human rights abuses committed by the Nigerian government, ICC reported recently that the United States approved a major arms sale to Nigeria last week.