The United States State Department has said that Boko Haram killed the most 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 killed the highest number of people in the period.
The Boko Haram group has killed thousands and displaced millions of Nigerians as a result of its activities in the North-Eastern part of the country.
The report said 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.
The Al-Shabaab group in Somalia killed around 1,539 people in the period, while the Maoists/Communist Party of India-Maoist killed 188.
A security expert based in Abuja, Mr. Lanre Tella, said it was high time the Federal Government worked on its plan to crush the insurgent group.