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Osama Bin Laden Sent $3M To Salafist Jihadists In Nigeria, Trained Boko Haram Leader

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Osama Bin Laden Sent $3M To Salafist Jihadists In Nigeria, Trained Boko Haram Leader

May 12, 2014 – Osama Bin Laden Sponsored Boko Haram, Sent $3M To Salafist Jihadists To Promote Al Qaeda Ideology In Nigeria

Osama Bin Laden Sent $3M To Salafist Jihadist Group Operating In Nigeria, Trained Ex-Boko Haram Leader

The violent sect, Boko Haram and other groups in northern Nigeria received $3m from Osama bin Laden in 2002, according to a report by some United States intelligence analysts.

Bin Laden was said to have dispatched an aide to Nigeria to hand out the seed money in naira to a wide array of Salafist political organisations that shared al Qaeda’s goal of imposing Islamic rule.

According to a report in a United States-based newspaper, The Daily Beast, the Al-Qaeda founder helped provide Boko Haram’s seed money.

Boko Haram was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002. Yusuf was killed in police custody in 2009.

The Daily Beast reported on Sunday that officially, the U.S. intelligence community believed that the sect had only tangential links to al Qaeda’s North African affiliate, and that reports of bin Laden backing the Nigerian outfit were off-base, but many analysts have believed that the ties between Boko Haram and al Qaeda global leadership go much deeper—and are about more than a little seed money.

“There were channels between bin laden and Boko Haram leadership,” one senior U.S. intelligence offical told The Daily Beast, adding that “He gave some strategic direction at times.”

A comprehensive report on Boko Haram published by the International Crisis Group, also confirmed that Boko Haram’s early leader, Mohammed Yusuf, received some seed money from a disciple of Osama bin Laden named Mohammed Ali in 2002.

The report added that bin Laden got to know Ali in the 1990s when he was based in Sudan, adding that after Ali travelled with bin Laden to Afghanistan, he was provided with $3m in Nigerian currency in 2002 and sent to the north of the country to fund a wide array of Salafist political organisations to help spread al-Qaeda’s ideology.

Ali then became involved in the Nigeria’s Muslim insurgency but was eventually killed.

[Sources: Daily Beast, NAN, Punch NG]



  1. Nancy Williams

    May 12, 2014 at 4:00 AM

    Now i see why Shekau is growing wings daily
    He has full support of Al Qaeda terrorists we shall see his end

  2. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    May 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    The word of GOD say’s “For you are not a GOD that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.” so therefore, I decree in jesus name, boko haram’s be Destroy now, Give ear to my words over boko haram’s, O LORD, consider my meditation, Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my GOD: for unto you will i pray.
    My voice shall you hear in the morning, O unto you, and will lookup, i command in jesus name boko haram’s and group be falling in blood in jesus name(AMEN), For your word say’s “The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.
    Daddy we thank you for conquer them for Nigeria, thank you jesus. * 08038433483 #

  3. obinna

    May 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    i am a nigerian, it is good to have mad men around the town, but let them not come from my family, the northerners have been harbouring these mad men for long time, now they have turned against them. the military should intensify their effort in neutralizing their target because it work faster than negotiations. most of these terrorists were cattle rearers before joing boko haram and they knew very well that their caws obeys them when cane is involved.

  4. Nk Gwarzo

    May 12, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    This is a baseless story.

  5. D Hunter

    May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    D difference btwn d muslim gods n d Christian God is dt, yll d muslims r busy fightn 4 dia gods, our God fights our battles yll we hold our peace.
    Any machinations against d Christian religion shall fizzle out, MUST culminate in sorry end. It‘s a religion dt even d gates of hell shall nt prevail against, hw much less Boko Harams.

    • Mee

      May 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      Islam is d religion of peace, i dont know y missions dont have manners, a true muslim does not go against Prophet ISA A.S (jesus) cos we believe in him as a servant and messanger of ALLAH SWT.

  6. Siloo

    May 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The wicked shall die by their sword.

  7. mekuzpasalati

    May 13, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Story has no link 2 our missing chibok teens.. #BBOG!!!

  8. chichi

    May 13, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    The boko haram will also die like fowl like bin laden

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