* Says Boko Haram Kills 8,239 People
The United States State Department has said that the Boko Haram sect has killed about 8,239 people since the insurgents started their attacks in Nigeria.
It also stated that the sect has killed the largest number of people in 2013 and 2014 when compared with other terrorist groups in the world.
The State Department, in a recent report, compiled a list of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups, with the total fatalities that they caused in 2013 and 2014.
The Boko Haram group, it maintained, killed the highest number of people in the period.
The sect, it would be recalled, has killed thousands and displaced millions of Nigerians as a result of its activities in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Giving a comparative analysis of killings by several terror groups, the report stated that the Boko Haram group caused about 8,239 deaths in the period; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq killed about 8,038 people. The Taliban group in Afghanistan caused 5,848 deaths.
It maintained that the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia killed around 1,539 people in the period, while the Maoists/Communist Party of India-Maoist killed 188.