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Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau, Buhari, makes list of most powerful Muslims in the world again

President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad; and
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, have again been listed among the
most powerful Muslims in the world.

Abubakar Shekau.

This is contained in a Muslim publication, The Muslim 500 in its 2018 edition.

President Muhammadu Buhari.

The publication noted that there were approximately 1.84 billion
Muslims in the world, making up 24.38 per cent of the world’s
population.

Last year, the trio also made the list of most influential Muslims in the world.

The publication is an annual compilation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Islamic world.

Buhari and the Sultan were ranked 19th and 23th, respectively among the first top 50 Muslims in the world.

It explained that Shekau, the head of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in Nigeria had carried out a number of atrocities.

The publication added that Shekau speaks Hausa, Arabic, and English and claimed to have undergone theological training.

Others Nigerians listed in the publication are Africa’s richest man,
Aliko Dangote; JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and former justice
minister, Prince Bola Ajibola.

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