Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 30th, 2012
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The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret – he’d been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore them for three weeks to be exact, and it may have been the reason why he was unsuccessful in h...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 9th, 2012
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The al-Qaeda operative tasked with carrying a high-tech new “underpants” bomb onto a US-bound jet was in fact an agent working for the CIA and Arab intelligence agencies, it emerged last night. The agent penetrated al-Qaeda’s deadly affiliate Yemen and tracked the bomb’s movem...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 4th, 2012
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Osita Ebiem The problem of Nigeria is one-Nigeria. The state structure is wrong. The solution is restructuring; separation of the warring peoples, cultures and religions into independent countries. In his recent article, John Campbell writing about the Easter Day suicide bombing of a Christian church...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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Con Coughlin Few outside Nigeria noticed the death of Mohammed Yusuf, a radical preacher, at the hands of the country’s famously brutal police almost three years ago. The only achievement of a man who had publicly insisted that the Earth was flat appeared to have been the creation of a quixotic Islam...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 17th, 2012
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Detroit – The family of a Nigerian man sentenced to life in prison for trying to destroy an international jetliner says the case brought them “tremendous shock”. Nine members of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s family travelled to Detroit but did not attend Thursday’s hearing...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2012
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A Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a commercial plane as a would-be suicide mission for al-Qaeda. His family quickly called on the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2012
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A lawyer for the Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. jumbo passenger jet on Christmas Day in 2009 urged a federal judge on Monday not to sentence him to spend the rest of his life in prison because it was cruel and unusual punishment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2012
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Washington: Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki personally directed and approved the attempted bombing of a U S airliner which a Nigerian man tried to carry out on Christmas Day in 2009, according to new details released by federal prosecutors on Friday. Awlaki, who was a leader of the militant groupR...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 23rd, 2011
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A New York man is suing two airlines for $10 million for injuries he says he sustained in overpowering the so-called ‘underwear bomber’ to foil his plot on Christmas Day 2009. Theophilus Maranga says in his lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday that he ‘risked his...
By benim
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Oct 12th, 2011
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb in his underwear to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day 2009 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to all charges against him and warned the United States could face “a great calamity.” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, entered the guilty pleas a d...