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Alhaji Umaru Mutallab

Alhaji Umaru Mutallab

Alhaji Umaru Mutallab (b. December 15, 1939) is a Fellow of both the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He is best know globally as the father of suspected Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bomber, Abdulfarouk Umar Muttalab.

Dr. Mutallab is a former Federal Commissioner of Economic Development (1975) and also of Cooperation and Supply (1976). He played a major role in introducing Islamic banking into Nigeria.

Muttalab was the Executive Chairman & Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the recently retired Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Plc.

His 23-year-old son, Abdulfarouk Umar Muttalab was implicated in the attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, 2009. Reportedly, Dr. Mutallab notified U.S. authorities at the American embassy in Nigeria about his son's extremist religious and political views.





Links and Resources:

Umaru Mutallab's Son Identified as Delta Airline Attempted Bomber: Father reported him to US Authorities six months ago--This Day Online: African Views on Global News, Dec. 26, 2009

Chairman's Statement: First Bank of Nigeria

 A Very Bourgeois Would-Be Bomber--The Atlantic, Dec. 26, 2009

'Hero' Tells How He Foiled Jet Bomb Plot --SkyNews, Dec. 26, 2009

Restrictions Rise After Terrorism Attempt--New York Times, Dec. 26, 2009

Jet passengers overpowered would-be bomber--LA Times, Dec. 25, 2009

Statement by Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary Sara Kuban--Dept. of Homeland Security Press Release, Dec. 25, 2009

Bomb Attempt on U.S.-Bound Flight : Man on Flight to Detroit Claims al Qaeda Ties; Obama Tightens Security--WSJ, December 25, 2009

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