Terrorism in the world today is a situation that needs addressing. Different terror groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram have been responsible for the loss of lives and properties across the world. While some countries hardly experience terrorists attacks, others are more prone to terrorism.
Analysis by the Global Terrorist Index(GTI) to ascertain the most terrorized countries in the world, have shown that the Middle East is the most terrorized region in the world. However, Nigeria is the most terrorized country in Africa while Afghanistan is the most terrorized country in the world.
According to GTI, the scoring for the most terrorized countries in the world is reflected in the;
- Total number of terrorist incidents
- Total number of fatalities due to terrorism
- Total number of injuries due to terrorism
- The level of total property damage due to terrorism in a year.
Here are the list of top 10 most terrorized countries in the world
10. DR Congo (7.04points)
Democratic Republic of Congo is not just one of the most terrorized countries in the world but also in Africa. DR Congo is faced with active rebel faction groups that control territories in DR Congo. Some of the rebel groups in DR Congo are M27, Mai-Mai, National Forces of Liberation, RUD-Urunana, Nyatura, FDLR, Mai Mai Sheka, Mai Mai Yakutumba, Raia Mutomboki, FNI,FRPI and so on. These rebels are responsible for the loss of thousands of life and properties worth millions in DR Congo.
9. The Philippines (7.14 point)
For over a decade, the Philippines armed forces have been fighting an armed groups such as the Leftist, the New People’s Army (NPA), a secessionist groups calling for the independence of Mindanao and so many other armed groups. Though death due to terrorism dropped by 13% in Philippines, terrorism has contributed to enormous loss of lives and properties in Philippines.
8. Yemen (7.26 points)
Yemen is one of the most terrorized countries in the world. Yemen is being troubled by a bunch of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world. Terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, ISIL, Al Shabaab militant group and so many others are responsible for terrorist attacks in Yemen.
7. India (7.52 points)
Terrorism in India is as a result of religious and separatist groups. India is terrorized by international terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. Separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen seeking integration with Pakistan is responsible for series of attacks in the northern part of India. Other groups responsible for terrorist attacks in India are Communist Party of India (Maoist), Hizbul Mujahideen, International Sikh Youth Federation, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Indian Mujahideen, Khalisstan Commando Force, Khalistan Zindabad Force and so many others.
6. Somalia (7.8 points)
Somalia have been considered by the United States as one of the major sources of terrorism in Africa. Somalia has served as a transport route for movement of materials and men through its porous border. The Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab terrorist groupsx have been responsible for series of social unrest and terrorist attacks in some part of Somalia.
5. Pakistan (7.89 points)
Pakistan is one of the most terrorized countries in the Middle East and the world at large. Pakistan is troubled by terrorist groups like Baloch Republican Army, (Baloch nationalism), Balochistan Liberation Army (Baloch nationalism), Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Hizbul Mujahideen and many others.
4. Syria (8.01points)
Aside the presence of terrorist groups like ISIL, Islamic Front, Jaysh al-Islam, Ahrar ash-Sham, Free Syrian Army, Supreme Military Council and so many other. The Syrian Civil war which have lasted for over 9 years is a major contributor to the crisis and terror in Syria.
3. Nigeria (8.6 points)
Nigeria is the most terrorized country in Africa. Nigeria is faced with the challenge of Boko Haram in the North East, Fulani herdsmen and bandits in some part of Northern Nigeria. The Niger Delta militants in the South South region.
2. Iraq (9.24 points)
Iraq is one of the countries in the Middle East prone to series of terrorist attacks. ISIL with 80000-10000 is one of the terror groups in Iraq. Other terrorist groups in Iraq are Islamic Army of Iraq, Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order and many others.
1. Afghanistan (9.6 points)
Afghanistan is the most terrorized country in the world. Afghanistan has the highest attacks of over 1200 attacks with fatalities nearing 10,000. Afghanistan is the hub of terrorist international groups like ISIL, Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, Taliban and so many others.