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Nigeria ranks 8th in 162 countries with high mass killings

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Nigeria has been ranked eighth among 162 countries suffering from mass killings by the Early Warning Project.

Other countries above Nigeria in the ranking obtained on Thursday, are Pakistan, India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Ethiopia.

The Early Warning Project is a joint initiative of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.

The report, obtained by The Punch, also predicted that there would be fresh mass killings in Nigeria in 2022.

“The length of the bar indicates the estimated risk. We consider countries ranked in the top 30 to be at high risk. Some countries near the bottom of the list appear to have no data; this indicates that their estimates are virtually indistinguishable from 0.

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“In these cases, the model is forecasting a new mass killing with a different target group or perpetrator, in addition to the ongoing mass killing.

“Our statistical model estimates that there is a 7.1%, or approximately 1 in 14, chance of a new mass killing beginning in Nigeria in 2021 or 2022. Nigeria ranks 8th highest-risk among 162 countries,” part of the report read.


1 – Pakistan

2 – India

3 – Yemen

4 – Afghanistan

5 – Democratic Republic of Congo

6 – Guinea

7 – Ethiopia

8 – Nigeria

9 – Sudan

10 – Chad

11 – Somalia

12 – Turkey

13 – Libya

14 – Syria

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15 – Iraq

16 – South Sudan

17 – Burma/Myanmar

18 – Republic of the Congo

19 – Thailand

20 – Central African Republic

21 – Burundi

22 – Mozambique

23 – Uganda

24 – Mali

25 – Tanzania

26 – China

27 – Indonesia

28 – Angola

29 – Kenya

30 – Iran

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