Boko Haram killed more people

Boko Haram killed more people than ISIS in 2014

According to a new report, Boko Haram was responsible for the deaths of 6 664 people last year.

Boko Haram killed more people

The world remains focused on the Islamic State and its horrific attacks in Paris, but another radical band of extremists has captured the infamous title of the world’s deadliest terrorist group: Boko Haram.

Boko Haram, which operates mainly in Nigeria, killed 6 664 people last year, more than any other terrorist group. Islamic State is believed to have killed 6 073 people globally, according to a report tracking terrorist attacks globally.

In the last two days, Boko Haram have been suspected of setting off two explosions in Nigeria. In the latest attack, a young girl believed to be just 11-year old, denoted a bomb. Boko Haram are known for using children for bombing attacks and these young kids are almost always unwilling victims.

In a statement Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari called for Nigerians to stay vigilant, saying that even his recently intensified military operation against Boko Haram could not prevent every attack.

“President Buhari reassures Nigerians that his administration is very much determined to wipe out Boko Haram in Nigeria and bring all perpetrators of these heinous crimes against humanity to justice,” the release said.

The bombings have come at a rapid clip in recent weeks, bringing death to a food market in Kano, areas of Niger and Cameroon and a village in Chad, prompting officials to call a state of emergency there.

Boko Haram has pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State, but it is unclear what support the group is giving Boko Haram beyond assisting with publicity, according to the New York Times.

Together, the two terrorist groups are responsible for more than  half of all global deaths attributed to terrorism, according to the report. Adding that in 2014,  the deaths attributed to Boko Haram alone increased by more than 300 percent.