Threat Watch 2014: Terrorism in sub-Saharan Africa
The IHS Country Risk team present the most likely terrorism hotspots for 2014
In May 2013, the government declared a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in response to attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram. The announcement came after a spate of fighting which led to over 200 deaths, extensive property damage and a prison break. Increased security operations since May have reduced the group’s capability to carry out mass-casualty attacks in cities in the south, in particular Lagos. But Boko Haram is likely to continue to stage attacks in other northern states (their . . .