Boko Haram Listed among World’s Richest Terrorist Groups
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Jihadist militant group, is believed to be the richest terrorist group till date, with an estimated sum of $2 billion which they gathered from looted weapons and bank robberies.
The 2nd richest terrorist group is Irish Republican Army (IRA), a prominent professional money laundering organization in Europe with over $450 million.
While the 3rd richest is, the Taliban of Afghanistan worth about $400 million, in 4th place is Al-Qaeda, FARC ranks 5th, while Lashkar-e-Tayyiba from Pakistan is in 6th place.
Nigeria’s Boko Haram is listed 7th on the list. Boko Haram is said to be worth about $70 million which was made by the group between year 2006 and 2011 from their numerous kidnappings and the subsequent ransoms procured.