Who is who in Boko Haram

Date: 22-06-2012 6:27 am (12 years ago) | Author: Paddy Hayes
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- at 22-06-2012 06:27 AM (12 years ago)
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The Late Yusuf
 
 
 
Abubakar Shekau
 
He is the leader of Boko Haram.
 
He is said to be a fearless loner, a complex, paradoxical man - part intellectual, part gangster.
 
Fondly called imam or leader by his followers, Abubakar Muhammad Shekau was born in Shekau village in Yobe State.
 
Some say he is 34 or 35, others that he may be 43 - the uncertainty adds to the myths surrounding Nigeria’s most wanted man.
 
Shekau was once thought to have been killed by security forces in 2009 - only for him to reappear in videos posted on the internet less than a year later as Boko Haram’s new leader. He has not been seen in public since. Instead, still images and video clips of him are released from time to time, mostly online, by the group’s faceless “public enlightenment department”.
 
He is said to have met his predecessor in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State through a mutual friend, Mamman Nur, who is said to have masterminded the August 2011 bombing of the UN office complex in Abuja.
 
Under Shekau, Boko Haram has become more radical and carried out more killings. He is fluent in his native Kanuri, Hausa and Arabic languages - he does not speak English.
 
He is said to have married one of Mohammed Yusuf’s four wives and adopted their children.
 
Shekau does not communicate directly with the group’s foot soldiers - he is said to wield his power through a few select cell leaders, but even then, contact is minimal.
 
He is nicknamed “Darul Tawheed”, which translates as a specialist in Tawheed. This is an orthodox doctrine of the uniqueness and oneness of Allah, which is the very cornerstone of Islam.
 
 
 
Kabiru Sokoto was arrested in February by the State Security Service (SSS). He was earlier arrested by the police, and ‘allowed’ to escape. His escape led to the dismissal of Deputy Commissioner of Police Zakari Biu. He was declared wanted, with a N5million ransom on his head before the SSS re-arrested him at Mutum in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. He has been with the SSS. He is believed to be giving vital information which has been helping understand how the Boko Haram sect works.
 
His real name is Kabiru Abubakar Dikko. The 29-year-old was born to the family of Umaru Jabbi of Gagi village in Sokoto South Local Government Area on May 9, 1983.
 
After the death of his father, his uncle, Abubakar Dikko, adopted him and gave him his name. He completed his secondary education in 2003 and was admitted to the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Sokoto, where he was said to have been a truant with extremist tendencies.
 
 
 
Abu Qaqa
 
The SSS is also holding a man it said was the spokesman of the sect, Abu Qaqa. But Boko Haram has insisted that the man in the SSS custody is Abu Darda, its head of public enlightenment. He was arrested in February and has been with the agency since then.
 
The sect said: “The person that was arrested was Abu Darda and not Abu-Qaqa. I am Abul Qaqa, the spokesman for the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnati Lidda’awati Wal Jihad. Abu Darda is the head of the Lagina (Dept) of public enlightenment and not the spokesman.
 
“The arrest of Abu Darda is an outright deception and betrayal by the Nigerian government and security agents. They proclaimed dialogue and are doing the opposite. His arrest has proved to us that they were waiting for us to avail ourselves so that they can arrest us.
 
“We purposely sent Abu Darda to Kaduna to discuss with some key government functionaries on the issue of dialogue. Indeed, he had started talking to them but unknown to him, they (had) directed some security agents to trail him and arrest him.
 
“This is exactly what happened. He volunteered to present himself for the dialogue but was betrayed. Everybody knows our capability and tactics of operation. It is evidently clear that none of our members could be caught on a platter of gold and without confrontation.”
 
In May, his father was reported killed by the sect in Maiduguri because of his alleged revelations on the group to the SSS.
 
 
 
Suleiman Mohammed
 
He was arrested in May along with his wife and five children in the Farawa, Kano.
 
His arrest came hours after blasts and gunfire rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
 
Mohammed has been described as Boko Haram’s head of operations in Kano under the group’s suspected leader, Abubakar Shekau.
 
Three pistols, a rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and 10 Improvised Explosive Devices (IDEs) were recovered from his house.

 Ayuba Usman
 
He was arrested in May at his shop in a market in Kano following information from suspected Boko Haram members arrested in raids.
 
High profile suspects allegedly said Usman was providing combustible chemicals used in the manufacture of IEDs (improvised explosive devices) for attacks on innocent people in the city.
 
Thirty-five drums of chemicals of 240 litres each and a dozen bags of combustible items were recovered during the raid on his shop in one of the markets in Dala Local Government Area of the state.
 
 
 
Ibrahim Mohammed Ali
 
A prime suspect in the coordinated attacks on Christian worshippers at the old campus of Bayero University, Kano in which 20 persons, including 2 professor, were killed. He was arrested in May.
 
Ali, a diploma holder from Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, Borno State, was nabbed by security operatives who had been on his trail.
 
The JTF arrested him after surrounding a house located at Bubugaje, Sharada Phase III Industrial Layout in Kumbotso Local Government Area, where he was hiding.
 
There was a three-hour shoot-out between the JTF and suspected members of the sect before he was arrested.
 

via The Nation


http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/51170-who-is-who-in-boko-haram.html


Posted: at 22-06-2012 06:27 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- paulohking at 22-06-2012 11:01 AM (12 years ago)
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where cem dey abeg?
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:01 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- sugarbaby2392 at 22-06-2012 11:06 AM (12 years ago)
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all this one na Nigerian history of killers. msteeeeewww
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:06 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- oddiji at 22-06-2012 11:10 AM (12 years ago)
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"Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake" Isaiah 54:15............ As the Lord liveth the time for boko haram to fall disastrously and eternally has come in Jesus name (amen)
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:10 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- ponleshuaib at 22-06-2012 11:24 AM (12 years ago)
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so whats next,since there are culprits.
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:24 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Idbabe at 22-06-2012 11:27 AM (12 years ago)
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is this all?  dia sponsors nko?
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:27 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- moriztuos at 22-06-2012 11:33 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: oddiji on 22-06-2012 11:10 AM
"Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake" Isaiah 54:15............ As the Lord liveth the time for boko haram to fall disastrously and eternally has come in Jesus name (amen)

Amen
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:33 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- basati at 22-06-2012 11:35 AM (12 years ago)
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Bro, i can not pick anything from this ooo.
All these names are not certificate to Heaven neither certificate to be wealthy on Earth.
We need ACTIONs let the killing of innocent people be stoped.
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:35 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Simon-Zeletus at 22-06-2012 11:37 AM (12 years ago)
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All their times are numbered
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:37 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lekan22 at 22-06-2012 11:40 AM (12 years ago)
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These are not all. Where do they get funds?
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:40 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dizhadah at 22-06-2012 11:47 AM (12 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:47 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- frank_f at 22-06-2012 11:47 AM (12 years ago)
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I must hear a good news about them in this nailapals soon, Lets just wait ..
      Anti terrorism is there from United State...So am a bit happy..
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:47 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ecto at 22-06-2012 11:48 AM (12 years ago)
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"My men have swung into action to get them"
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:48 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Liliya at 22-06-2012 11:54 AM (12 years ago)
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God Dey oo. the christian god is alive. The word of God says that the fall of the wicked shll be great. byheavens, you days are numbered boko haram, blood sucking demons!! killing even their own borthers and sisters. cowards!! if you think you have what it takes, croos over from north to other Nigerian states...then, we will know who is who.....murderous cowards!! Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:54 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Liliya at 22-06-2012 11:55 AM (12 years ago)
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God Dey oo. the christian god is alive. The word of God says that the fall of the wicked shll be great. byheavens, you days are numbered boko haram, blood sucking demons!! killing even their own borthers and sisters. cowards!! if you think you have what it takes, croos over from north to other Nigerian states...then, we will know who is who.....murderous cowards!! Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 22-06-2012 11:55 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- verah at 22-06-2012 12:10 PM (12 years ago)
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very soon some smelling muslims go say no be allah wok dem dey do dem no b muslims..... no b muslims and aboki b all these bastards

Posted: at 22-06-2012 12:10 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 2ndgoal at 22-06-2012 12:30 PM (12 years ago)
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ALMIGHTY GOOD GOD WHO EMPOWER GOODLUCK PRESIDENT TO SYMBOLIC COUNTRY LIKE NIGERIA I THANK U, FOR ANSWERING THE PRAYER OF ALL THE GOOD CITIZEN OF NIGERIA BY CUT THE NOTORIOUS BOKO HARAM, I HAVE SAID IT IN MY 2NDGOAL RECORD TO SAVE OUR NEW GENERATION FROM MILLENNIUM EVILS THAT WE WILL CASH BOKO HARAM,NIGERIA PEOPLE PLEASE PIC ONE OF MY RECORD YOU WILL KNOW THAT NIGERIA IS THE NEXT CHANNEL THE WHOLE WORLD IS COMING TO LEAVE AS HOME.ONCE AGAIN I THANK  ALMIGHTY GOOD GOD WHO ANSWER MY SECRET PRAYER OPENLY,I AM THE WORLD AFFAIRS MINISTRY FOUNDER,THE GOOD SYMBOL PRESIDENT SOLOMON I JEGEDE,THIS IS MY HAPPIEST DAY IN MY  LIFE,PEOPLE 9IJA FILL HAPPY NOTHING DO UUUUUUUU.
Posted: at 22-06-2012 12:30 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- exever100 at 22-06-2012 12:31 PM (12 years ago)
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na wao....ndi ara
Posted: at 22-06-2012 12:31 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jban at 22-06-2012 12:42 PM (12 years ago)
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Mumu Boko Aram..Their leaders no they die na only dem fit go on suicide mission.
Posted: at 22-06-2012 12:42 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Angelita2 at 22-06-2012 01:21 PM (12 years ago)
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we need action!!!! action pls
Posted: at 22-06-2012 01:21 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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