Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS ) has claimed that its fighters carried out 517 attacks around the world between January 1 and March 17.
The grope ranked Nigeria second on the list with 112 attacks.
Other countries listed are Iraq,162; Syria,106; Egypt,30; Afghanistan,68; DRC,18; Niger, nine; Pakistan, seven; Tunisia, two; Chad, one; Mali, one and Somalia, one.
Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) an affiliate of ISIS had claimed different attacks in Nigeria within the 81 days.
According to West Point, the US officer training academy, the group’s expansion and regrouping on the continent shows “Islamic State is far from defeated.”
By the summer of 2020, it had become resolutely clear that the Islamic State was a changed organisation, but by no means a beaten one, the report published by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Centre said.
The Pentagon report said there had been a “marked upward curve of claimed cumulative attacks and casualties” across Africa, but the “largest and most sophisticated” presence is in West Africa and the Greater Sahara.
The group has killed thousands and displaced millions in North East Nigeria.