What is the deadliest terrorist group in Africa?
According to the Global Terrorism Index, Nigeria and Somalia are the countries most affected by terrorism in Africa in terms of attacks and life losses. Between 2007 and 2019, Nigeria recorded 4,383 terrorist attacks, while Somalia counted 1,923. Several militant groups are active in Nigeria, including Boko Haram and its splinter factions. In Somalia, Al-Shabaab, also a jihadist fundamentalist group, is responsible for a vast number of all terrorist attacks carried out in the country.