Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nigerian terrorist is banker's son

The 23-year-old man suspected of trying to bring down a Northwest Airlines jet that landed in Detroit, Michigan, is the son of a man who recently stepped down as chairman of a bank in Nigeria. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the son of former First Bank PLC chairman Alhaji Umar Mutallab in northern Nigeria. Abdulmutallab suffered burns when he ignited a small explosive device aboard the plane; he was hospitalized in Michigan for his burns. His plans were foiled by crew members and passengers. Apparently, Abdulmutallab received a college degree in London, England, where he lived for three years. A spokesman at the University College of London said that a student by the name of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was enrolled in the department of mechanical engineering from September 2005 to June 2008. The college could not confirm whether the former student and Abdulmutallab are the same person.


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