According to regional officials, the terror organization has been responsible for thousands of murders, kidnappings, and attacks in Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon, and this latest explosion comes just three weeks after a string of suicide bombings killed 42 and injured more than 100 in Yola.
Adamawa state’s deputy superintendent, Othman Abubakar, said the bulk of the victims of Tuesday night’s explosion were vendors and passersby, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised to rid his country of terrorism.
“The enemies of humanity will never win. Hand in hand, we will rid our land of terrorism.” ~ Pres @MBuhari
— President Buhari (@NGRPresident) November 17, 2015
While the world focuses its attention on how to deal with ISIS, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, a new report found Boko Haram, not ISIS, is the deadliest terrorist organization in the world.
According to the Global Terrorism Index, Boko Haram was responsible for more than 6,644 deaths in 2014, while ISIS was responsible for 6,073. Moreover, this year alone Boko Haram has killed more than 2,000 people, and in the last six years, the group has been responsible for greater than 20,000 casualties.