According to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP) 2023 global terrorism index (GTI), the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is the world’s tenth deadliest terror group.
According to information released by the independent and non-profit think tank, IPOB is responsible for 40 attacks and 57 deaths in 2022.
According to the report, the Islamic State topped the list with 1,045 deaths and 410 attacks.
Al- Shabaab came in second with 784 deaths and 315 attacks, followed by Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISK) with 498 deaths and 141 attacks, Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) with 279 deaths and 77 attacks, and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) with 233 deaths and 30 attacks.
With 219 deaths and 65 attacks, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) ranked sixth, followed by Boko Haram, which was responsible for 204 deaths and 64 attacks.
According to the reports, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for 137 deaths and 90 attacks, followed by Islamic State – Sinai Province (71 deaths and 27 attacks), and IPOB (tenth).
The report reads;
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), designated as a terrorist group by the Nigerian government in 2017, recorded their deadliest year in 2022.
They were responsible for 40 attacks and 57 deaths in 2022, an increase from 26 attacks and 34 deaths the year prior. IPOB is a separatist movement with many factions, many of which are seeking a peaceful succession from Nigeria.