The dreaded Nigerian sect Boko Haram has been
ranked the seventh wealthiest terrorist organization
in the world.
It has been made known by the Nigerian Tribune with
reference to the edition The Richest, which says that
the amount of money made by the insurgents within
the period 2006-2011 by means of receiving ransoms
for the kidnapped people, totals $70 million.Who
“beated” Boko Haram? 1. The first on the list is the
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with the so-to-
say financial benefit received from looted weapons
and bank robberies corresponding $2 billion. 2. It is
followed by Irish Republican Army (IRA) with over
$450 million procured through money laundering. 3.
The Taliban of Afghanistan occupies the third place
with the sum of $400 million received every year by
means of expansive drug trade, human trafficking,
extortion, plus donations from foreign organisations
that support their ill-gotten empire. 4. Al-Qaeda,
being one of the most feared and deadliest terrorist
groups in the world, was ranked 4th, with annual
$100million. 5. The Marxist guerrilla group,
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia-People’s
Army (FARC) setting fear among Colombia residents
rakes in an estimated sum of $80-$350 million. 6.
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba from Pakistan makes $100 million
a year. Meanwhile the effort to bring back more than
250 girls abducted almost 3 months ago from Chibok
school, Borno State, continues.