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Growing Terrorism Threats
armed attacks increased sharply, from 7 in 1982 to 24 last year. The department's figures for 1983 includes 336 hoaxes and threats. Police stations, army barracks, and military checkpoints in the countrys northern provinces are known points of friction for Boko Haram, not only as an in-your-face way to resist the Nigerian Government, but as a signal to ordinary Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathans administration is unable. Preliminary 1983 figures for an annual State Department study called Patterns of International Terrorism indicate that there were 898 international terrorist incidents last year compared with 791 the year before, contributing to a total of 7,371 such incidents since 1973. A 50-member hostage-rescue team will be sent to Los Angeles, he said, and will offer 'an alternative to the use of military force' in case of problems.
Prisons saw the number of terrorist inmates rise by 35 per cent this year to 204, continuing an upward trend since statistics were first collected in 2001. It is to our benefit to seek the strongest understanding possible of how people are drawn into this ideology, what elements appeal to people and why, what differences there are in Islamic textual study itself compared to other Abrahamic religions, and overall what grants this. The proportion of women arrested (14 per cent) was the largest on record. Yet the attack was not planned or executed by al Qaeda, but rather by an indigenous radical Islamic sect in Northeast Nigeria calling itself Boko Haram. Readers should take a moment to seriously consider the point that of terror suspects arrested, 70 considered themselves to be British.