Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

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"“Islamic terrorist”"
Person.png Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab   History CommonsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Lagos, Nigeria
Alma materUniversity College London
Criminal charge
Pleaded guilty to the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, the attempted murder of 289 people, the attempted destruction of a civilian aircraft, placing a destructive device on an aircraft, possession of explosives
Criminal status
Incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Florence ADX, Colorado, USA
Parents • Alhaji Umaru Mutallab
• Aisha Umaru Mutallab
Supposed perpetrator ofUnderwear bombing
The Underwear bomber

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the alleged perpetrator of the 2009 Underwear bombing.


Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the youngest of 16 children of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a wealthy Nigerian banker and businessman, and is a son of his second wife, Aisha.[1] The father was described by The Times in 2009 as being "one of the richest men in Africa."[2] He is a former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria and former Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Economic Development.[2][3]

Underwear Bombing

Full article: Underwear bombing

Kurt and Lori Haskell stated that they saw Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board the flight without a passport, after the intervention of a wealthy looking Indian man in his 50s. In response, Dutch authorities claimed that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab did have a passport, in contrast to other witnesses.[4][5]

The security at Schipol was alleged to have been the responsibility of ICTS International‎.[6][7]


  1. Sengupta, Kim; and Usborne, David. "Nigerian in aircraft attack linked to London mosque". The Independent. December 28, 2009, Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  2. a b Kennedy, Dominic (December 28, 2009). "Abdulmutallab's bomb plans began with classroom defence of 9/11". The Times. London. Retrieved December 28, 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  3. Goldsmith, Samuel (December 26, 2009). "Father of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, Nigerian terror suspect in Flight 253 attack, warned U.S." Daily News. New York. Retrieved December 26, 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").