The upsurge in terrorism and Violent extremism in Africa over the decades has created an unembellished security threat, as this phenomenon has resulted to massive loss of lives and destruction of property hence accelerating instability within the countries and regions where organized terrorist groups are operating. Various factors including but not limited to social, political and economic aspects can, directly and indirectly, be ascribed to; as the primary sources and causes of this kind of inhuman activities.
To date, casualties associated with the extremist organization sore at around 1,818 individuals from across the region; with Kenya and Somalia leading in contribution to these numbers. Documented injuries average 881 Individuals; some of whom have later died as a result of their injuries. ISIS seems to be establishing a foothold in Somalia.
Looking forward, this trend review for 2017 provides us with a plot for activities and areas that require concentration in 2018. Most of the recommendations are from policy documents on programming, implementation, and trends of the data provided.