The terrorist group MORE DEADLY than ISIS that you NEED to know about NOW! (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)
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Despite the recent Paris terror attacks and ISIS extremism in the Middle East and Africa, a new study released at the Institute of Economics and Peace at the University of Maryland found that the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is the deadliest group in the world.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Global Terrorism Index 2015 (GTI) shows Boko Haram was responsible for 6,664 deaths last year compared to ISIS, which killed 6,073 people.
documenting the militant group's actions as official evidence of its "crimes against humanity."
Corinne Dufka, the HRW West Africa director, said, "Boko Haram is effectively waging war on the people of northeastern Nigeria at a staggering human cost. Atrocities committed as part of a widespread attack on civilians are crimes against humanity, for which those responsible need to be held to account."
According to the GTI, worldwide militant attacks are at the highest ever recorded, with 78 percent of the attacks concentrated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.
Boko Haram pledged itself to ISIS in March this year and has since renamed itself the Islamic State's West Africa Province. When their numbers are combined, the two terrorist organizations were responsible for 51 percent of deaths related to militant groups in 2014.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has launched several attacks against Boko Haram but the militants often use young girls and women in suicide bombing attacks, with the latest blast killing roughly 80 people in Yola, Nigeria.
Since 2009, Boko Haram has forced 2.6 million people from their home and kidnapped 276 schoolgirls in Chibok village last April. Since their capture, 50 girls have escaped but 219 remain in unknown conditions.
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