We told you this afternoon that three Nigerians – Muhammadu Buhari, Chimamanda Adichie & Oby Ezekwesili, had make the prestigious list of Time Magazine’s 100 MostInfluential people.
But I made a big mistake…it was actually 4 Nigerains who made the list…the fourth being Boko Haram leader – Abubakar Shekau.
The man responsible for killing thousands of Nigerians and the abducted Chibok girls is
Read what was written about Shekau after the jump
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.
Written by: General Carter Ham (U.S. Army, retired)
Shekau is currently on the run and so I doubt he would be attending the annual Time 100 gala in New York where all those who made the list this year would be honoured.
TIME Magazine get a major side eye for adding Shekau to this list…how is this murdering terrorist influential?!!
Source : Time 100
Illustration by Joel Kimmel for TIME