Boko Haram Leader Shekau Named 9th Most Dangerous Terrorist In The World


Leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Abubakar Shekau, has been named the ninth most dangerous terrorist in the world by a compilation published by CNN.

Shekau is one of the three Africans on the list, which is topped by al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The other Africans on the list are Somalian Al Shabaab’s leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, who comes at number 4 and Algerian, Moktar Belmoktar, who heads a group called ‘Those Who Sign With Blood’. A three-day siege on an Algerian gas plant in January 2013 by his fighters left nearly 40 foreign workers dead.

The US named Shekau a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in June 2012.

The Boko Haram leader comes behind Sirajudin Haqqani whose Haqqani Network, was said to be responsible for some of the deadly attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The US government has offered up to $7m (N1.08bn) for any information that will reveal the location of Shekau.

– Punch

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