Leads Boko Haram
Abubakar Shekau (a.k.a. Darul Tawheed) has been designated a terrorist by the US government. He leads the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which has executed numerous deadly attacks across northern Nigeria. In local vernacular, the words "boko haram" literally mean that modern style education is forbidden. In 2012, people thought him to be anywhere from 34 to 43 years old. He speaks several languages, including Arabic, but does not speak English. In a video clip released after over 180 people died in an attack he said, "I enjoy killing anyone that God commands me to kill - the way I enjoy killing chickens and rams."