Nigeria is bedevilled with insecurity problems. Currently ranked sixth in the 2022 global terrorism index (GTI), an improvement from the fourth position it was in 2017. In the GTI, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), an independent and non-profit think tank, Nigeria, Syria, and Somalia were the only countries among the 10 most impacted by terrorism to record an improvement in score from 2020 to 2021; the law enforcement agencies including the police are the most target1.

Following a recent occurrence, an acclaimed Global and International Terrorism Research/Analysis group disclosed that Nigeria is the second most terrorized country in the world with Iraq being the first and Syria the third. This was made in its half-year report spanning January to June 2022 which stated that while Iraq recorded 337 terrorist attacks, Nigeria recorded 305 attacks with Syria coming third following 142 terrorist attacks.

There have been claims by Nigerian government officials that terrorists have been degraded, decimated and terrorism checkmated to the barest minimum.