BREAKING: Buhari And Shekau Listed As TIME 100 Most Influential People In The World
TIME characterized the All Progressives Congress politician
as “the first candidate to oust a sitting Nigerian President
through the ballot box”.
The report made public on April 16, Thursday, adds that now
Buhari will have to “live up to voters’ expectations. From
battling the Boko Haram insurgency to tackling endemic
corruption, Buhari has many challenges ahead”.
It also contains that one of the major challenges the
president-elect might face, is associated with his military
past in the office.
“Already the born-again democrat is demonstrating the
inclusivity necessary to lead a nation riven by ethnic and
Abubakar Shekau , Boko Haram leader, is also included in
the list. He is described as “the most violent killer” Nigeria
has ever seen.
See the extract from his TIME profile below:
“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
“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.”
BringBackOurGirls chief campaigner Oby Ezekwesili , whose
name has also been put on the website, is praised over her
having raised the awareness about the abducted Chibok
girls.But for the former minister’s intervention, it would have
taken a long time to draw the attention to the issues, Times