Abubakar Shekau

1974 - Today

Abubakar Shekau

Abu Mohammed Abubakar bin Mohammad al-Sheikawi (also known by the alias Darul Akeem wa Zamunda Tawheed, or Darul Tawheed; "the abode of monotheism"; born 1965, 1969 or 1975) is a Kanuri man known as the current leader of Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group that has declared loyalty to the Islamist militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). He served as deputy leader to the group's founder, Mohammed Yusuf, until Yusuf was executed in 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abubakar Shekau has received more than 994,043 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 169th most popular extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 990k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 39.30

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Abubakar Shekau ranks 166 out of 182Before him are Zacarias Moussaoui, Yoo Young-chul, Ramzi Yousef, Dawood Ibrahim, Robert Pickton, and Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. After him are Anwar al-Awlaki, Karla Homolka, Ziad Jarrah, Seung-Hui Cho, Baitullah Mehsud, and Yang Xinhai.

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Among people born in 1974, Abubakar Shekau ranks 196Before him are Thomas Enqvist, Nelly, Jeanna Friske, Maggie Siff, Iván Campo, and Iván Hurtado. After him are Steve-O, Àlex Corretja, Didier Cuche, Santino Marella, Sean Gunn, and Mark Hunt.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Abubakar Shekau ranks 48 out of 140Before him are Stephen Keshi (1962), Sunday Oliseh (1974), Ahmed Musa (1992), John Obi Mikel (1987), Victor Ikpeba (1973), and Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936). After him are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), Francis Obikwelu (1978), John Onaiyekan (1944), Victor Moses (1990), Daniel Amokachi (1972), and Taye Taiwo (1985).

Among EXTREMISTS In Nigeria

Among extremists born in Nigeria, Abubakar Shekau ranks 1

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