Abubakar Shekau, the leader of terrorist sect, Boko Haram was yesterday, April 16, 2015, named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.
Shekau earned a spot on the list alongside President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, #BringBackOurGirls campaigner, Oby Ezekwesili and bestselling author, Chimamanda Adichie.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to express their shock at Shekau being featured on the list.
Read tweets below:
Oby ezekwesilli & Shekau on dsame @TIME influential list. Shekau kidnapped d girls madam Oby wants brought back. Hw wld she
#TIME100 isn't really a celebration of achievements; it's simply a yearly recognition of newsmakers. And Shekau is one of the most reported!
I Stil don't understand the idea behind naming SHEKAU(Boko Haram leader) as one of @TIME 100 most influential People in the World
Interesting to see Shekau named in the #TIME100. Wonder how he will be celebrating.
Abubakar Shekau made the Time 100. . . No that's it, really.
Thus, is Abubakar Shekau influential? Search yourself and answer honestly...
same shekau holding the #ChibokGirls on same recognition list with @obyezeks hmmm,I hope he will attend d dinner dat will hold in the US
Shekau making the #TIME100 Most Influential may not be an honour, but it's justified. He wields an influence called "fear" as he terrorizes.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in this year's #TIME100 So disgusting! @TIME @PremiumTimesng @LEGACYfied
It's a shame to see Shekau's name on the #TIME100 in the list
Shekau in TIME 100 most influential people.. What's life?
How the hell did Shekau make it to the list when they could have mentioned Jega instead of that deranged lunatic
Instead of you getting angry that Shekau is named influential, be angry that our government has given him enough free hand to earn that spot
Chill! Abubakar Shekau was nominated too? Hilarious.
Mixed feelings about seeing Shekau on the list.