Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has been listed among most powerful Muslims in the world.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad are other Nigerians listed among the most powerful Muslims.
Others in the publication are Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote; JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and former Justice Minister, Prince Bola Ajibola.
This is contained in a Muslim publication, The Muslim 500 in its 2018 edition.
The publication according to a statement obtained by our correspondent, noted that there were approximately 1.84 billion Muslims in the world, making up 24.38 per cent of the world’s population.
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.