The Lake Chad Basin experienced a 25-percent increase in violent events linked to Islamic groups over the past year, reversing a previous decline in violence since 2020.
While the number of fatalities remained relatively stable, the region still accounts for a significant proportion of all Islamic-linked fatalities on the continent.
Muslim groups, Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), continue to be key actors in the Lake Chad Basin, with their violent events evenly distributed. ISWA is associated with more battles and remote violence, while Boko Haram is responsible for the majority of Islamic attacks on civilians, making it a complex security challenge for the region.
Source: RAIR Foundation