Boko Haram kingpin Shekau named among most powerful Muslims in the world

- Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has been declared one of the most powerful Muslims in the world

- President Muhammadu Buhari and Sultan of Sokoto were also among the best 50 Muslims in the world

- While Buhari was ranked 19th, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar was 23th

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.

Punch reports that this was contained in a Muslim publication, The Muslim 500 in its 2018 edition.

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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.

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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.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Nigerian army on Saturday said it nuutralised dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush, while they were attempting to cross over to Sambisa forest .

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