For his murderous ventures, Shekau makes Times 100 list
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the terrorist group, Boko Harm, which has killed thousands of innocent people since 2004, burning villages, and abducting women and school girls, has been named among the top 100 most influential people in the world by Times Magazine.
The publication has this to say about him; “Most Americans do not yet recognize his name, but the citizens of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, know Abubakar Shekau all too well: he is the most violent killer their country has ever seen. Shekau took over the terrorist organization Boko Haram in 2009 after the group had been weakened by Nigerian government forces. Shekau, who is believed to be in his 30s, began to stage increasingly daring kidnapping and killing raids on schools, churches and mosques thought by Boko Haram to be violating their interpretation of Islam.
The taking of over 200 schoolgirls in April 2014 brought Boko Haram into the international spotlight. By most accounts, Boko Haram has killed more than 10,000 people and is spreading into neighboring countries. Shekau’s latest action may finally summon a U.S. response: he has publicly aligned his group with ISIS, the terrorist group that holds territory in Syria and Iraq and has expanded its reach into Yemen and Libya”.
Obviously, the magazine did not take into account that the strength of the Boko Haram group has been seriously decimated, or that they have been all but crushed, by a coalition of military from Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
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