Boko Haram: Senator Ndume Arraigned On Terrorism Charges

Mohammed Ali Ndume
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Nigerian senator detained in connection with links to islamic militant group Boko Haram appeared at an Abuja Magistrate court today to face terrorism charges.

The Peoples Democratic Party Senator, Mohammed Ali Ndume from Borno earlier confessed to knowing the spokesperson of the dreaded Boko Haram sect operating in the northeastern parts of Nigeria.

Senator Ndume represents Borno South Senatorial District at the Nigerian senate.

The Boko Haram spokesperson, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, aka, "Usman Al-Zawahiri" was arrested and paraded in public yesterday by the Nigerian secret police, State Security Services (SSS).
He spoke openly about Senator Ndume's support in helping the group frame threat messages to various politicians and Nigerian officials via text messages.

The embattled senator was arraigned alongside the self-confessed spokesperson of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (A.K.A) Usman Al-Zawahiri at magistrate court Abuja.

 The court was still in session as at the time of filing this report, but state prosecutors said they will oppose any bail application for the senator.
 

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Unfactual defence of Senator Ndume

The anonymous writer exonorated the embattled senator on the ground that he was anti subsidy crusader. That is baseless opinion. Is the senator now dumb that he cannot tell Nigeria people that he was framed up by the PDP govt? Nigeria hv learned & unbiased minded individuals who can verify voices of true reasoning.

sentence him

am of d opinion dat he should be sentence to life imprisonment with hard working or any other hars punishment if prove guilty.

@ThaLaww, YOU ARE RIGHT

MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE KILLED THAN THE ACTUAL BOKO HARAM MEMBERS IN MAIDUGURI. CONSIDER THE FACT THAT ALL MEMBERS OF BOKO HARAM THEN WERE INNOCENT BY LAW. SO WHEN THE REPRISALS START WE MUST EXPECT THE SAME INJUSTICE AND SENSELESSNESS AS EXHIBITED BY THE NIGERIAN STATE. THE STATE THAT IS SUPPOSE TO PROCTECT IS KILLING INDESCRIMENATLY, WHAT THEN DO YOU EXPECT FROM BOKO HARAM.

U've all said well, buh lets

U've all said well, buh lets be ah kinda realistic to each oda, though thier leader was killed in Borno. If they want to revenge, ah tink it shld be in Borno only and it should be on dose that killed thier leader. But they are killing innocent people that knws nutin about tha killin ov thier leader in tha northern part ov Nigeria which i believe God wil avenge for them, pls my fellow Nigerians lets think ov tha repacusions ov al tha evil dat has bfel innocent people o. It is tha same God that created al ov us, and He wil let u go free 4 killin ur innocent felow man by bombing, slaughtering e.t.c. If u said u're againt skul, u av ur reasons 4 dat, buh u're nt to impose same belief on people by force cos there's individual diff. Abeg make una no turn our peaceful Father Land to Iraq o........GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

@IBRAHIM SAAD, How many times

I AM NOT DEFENDING EVIL OTILE, INSTEAD I AM FOR JUSTICE AND JUSTICE IN THE CASE OF BOKO HARAM CANNOT BE OBTAINED BY THE BARREL OF THE GUN. THE BOKO HARAM CASE WAS CAUSED BY THE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLING OF AN INNOCENT MAN MUHAMMAD YUSIF. JUSTICE MUST BE SEEN TO BE DONE TO HIS EXECUTIONERS. HIS FAMILY AND THE FAMILIES OF HUNDREDS KILLED WITH HIM MUST BE COMPENSATED. THE GOVT MUST BE THE SHINING EXAMPLE OF LAW AND ORDER BEFORE IT DEMANDS THE SAME FROM ITS CITIZEN. SOLDIERS SENT TO MAIDUGURI ARE SITTING DUCKS FOR THE B/H. IF IAM ATTACKED AS A SOLDIER, I WILL RESPOND. NOT KNOWING THE ENEMY I MAY KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE. IF I AM AN INNOCENT PERSON NOT AFFILIATED TO B/H AND MY BROTHER IS KILLED BY THE ARMY, I WILL JOIN THE BOKO HARAM. THE LESSON THE AMERICANS LEARN IN AFGHANISTAN SHOULD BE A LESSON TO NATIONS THAT YOU CANT WIN AN IDEOLOGICAL BATTLE WITH BULLETS NO MATTER HOW POWERFUL YOUR MILITARY. I REST MY CASE.

God save Nigeria

i am happy the truth is coming out.Dont be suprise atiku ,IBB,Abdusalam,Buhari and some north ex-governor and former presidents are involved.Please president Goodluck ,i think God almighty is using your name goodluck to save human lifes in Nigeria.Kepp it up

IBRAHIM SAAD, How many times

IBRAHIM SAAD,
How many times will you continue to defend falsehood? The fact that the Nigerian corrupt legal system is not courageous enough to convict Islamic terrorists does not mean that the UN House bombing did not happen, does not mean the they have not been attacking police stations in Borno state, doesn’t not mean that they have not been robbing banks. Haba Ibrahim, why are you defending evil?

Ai! When those wielding the

Ai! When those wielding the hammer of justice are also criminals, touts, cultists and terrorists, how can the country ever progress? He is not the only one in power guilty of association with criminals. Make them flush every other person with clandestine linkages - I predict the corridors of power will be empty and it would be near impossible to find "clean" replacements. It does not take much to transform motor park touts to political thugs and then exotic kidnappers and terrorists. I am glad Jonathan has the liver to bring a sitting senator to answer for his criminal acts. keep it up

BOKO HARAM EXIST, AL-QAIDA DOES NOT

GET ME RIGHT, I AM SIMPLY AGAINST FALSE ACCUSATIONS. TO START WITH THESE GUYS ARE ACCUSED NOT CONVICTS, SO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE LAW TO ACT. YOU MAY FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE THE B/H PRESS RELEASE ON THE SENATOR.

Boko Haram Press Release

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO ATTACK AMERICA IN 2001 THIS IS IT:

Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth
Loose Change

IBRAHIM SAAD, Do not try to

IBRAHIM SAAD,
Do not try to deny the existence of murderous Islamic terrorist groups. Al-Qaida is real, Boko Haram is real, Al Shabaab is real. Don't insult their victims by making excuses for their beheadings and other actions. Don't say that Al-Quaida is American propaganda. They attacked and killed over 3000 innocent Americans. Mutallab of Boko Haram was about to do the same to them until they captured him.

Boko Haram getting help from Al-Qaida does not absolve your Senator Ndume from his own involvement. Above all, it is most scandalous, most outrageous, and most sacrilegious that a Senator enjoying every good thing that Nigeria can provide can betray Nigeria in such a manner for his selfish interests. Stop defending evil.

You've said it all... The

You've said it all... The real killer and godfather of BH is Ali Modu Sherrif (the former Governor of Borno State). And believe it or not, nothing will happen to him as he rocks the same boat with GEJ, OBJ and the likes in this country. ;-).

its a lie

Dis honest man ali ndume is a good nd a nice man, who wnt do such a ting, dis was plotted by his fellow politicians nd d guy who said dat mst hve been paid. They beta live dis hoenest soul. They shld always remember d day of judgment.

its a lie

Dis honest man ali ndume is a good nd a nice man, who wnt do such a ting, dis was plotted by his fellow politicians nd d guy who said dat mst hve been paid. They beta live dis hoenest soul. They shld always remember d day of judgment.

ndume's arrest

The mistery is how was the Ex-Boko Haram spoke person arrested, what lead to his arrest, coz we're not gullible idiots. Ideologically cause of a problem is more harmful than what it causes, PDP, to us is the monster behind our current Political conondrum.

YOU GOT MY POINT OTILE

"Who told you that Ndume is the only BH financier? How can you hold the govt responsible for non-stoppage of bombing by determined Islamists? Don't you know that they can get unlimited help from Al-Quaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups? "

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN. WHY WASTE TIME CELEBRATING THE ARREST OF A CORRUPT SENATOR WHEN WE KNOW WE ARE FIGHTING AN IDEOLOGICAL ENEMY WILLING TO SACRIFICE HIS LIFE? AND IF THEY CAN GET AN UNLIMITED HELP FROM AL-"CIA"DA WHAT DO WE DO THEN, SHIFT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEFENSE OF NIGERIANS TO THE LEADERS OF TOGO, OR CAMEROUN?

FOR YOUR INFO:

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called al-Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity… The country behind this propaganda is the US.”

Pierre-Henry Bunel
Former French Military Intelligence Officer

BOKO HARAM

I BELEIVE BOKO HARAM IS A PRODUCT OF THE SYSTEM. THIS CONFIRMS THE LINK BETWEEN SENATOR NDUME AND THE FORMER SPOKES PERSON OF THE ISLAMIC SECT. KUDOS TO THE SECURIRY OPERATIVES,BUT THERE SHOULD BE MORE NAMES. IF NDUME IS INNOCENT, MAY GOD SAVE HIM, BUT IF NOT, HE SHOULD BE SERVE FULL MEASURE OF THE LAW TO WHICH HE ASCRIBE. GEN. BUHARI WAS SUCH A DISAPPOINMENT FOR OUR LONG STANDING ADMIRATION FOR HIM. IT WAS INSITING COMENTS THAT LED TO THE HANGING OF KEN SAROWIWA AND 8 OTHERS. THE CONFUSED GENERAL SHOULD ANSWER FOR HIS INSITING COMMENTS. I TRUST HE HAS CHILDREN, IF ONE OF THEN WERE AS SERVING CORPERS I TRUST HE WILL UNDERSTAND.

IBRAHIM SAAD, If your twisted

IBRAHIM SAAD,
If your twisted logic is the way sharia works Allah help the poor under sharia jurisdiction. How can you assume that Senator Ndume has no ideology or no plan to lead a revolution against his own PDP? Can you read the mind of anybody let alone an unpredictable Nigerian politician? Did IBB not lead a coup against his mate officer Buhari with the same orientation? Nigerian inability to convict does not necessarily prove innocence of wrong doing. A corrupt system is more likely to overlook credible evidence and set the culprit free. Who told you that Ndume is the only BH financier? How can you hold the govt responsible for non-stoppage of bombing by determined Islamists? Don't you know that they can get unlimited help from Al-Quaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups? Cut off you lame arguments, we are not fools.

More questions 2

3. If yes who are the other collaborators? A Senator in my opinion cannot muscle the kind of financial resources to achieve this level of sustained attack on the government by boko haram.

My point is;
Either SSS has not told us the whole story or they have not even identified the sponsors as this alleged spokesman seems more of a thug or errand boy to me.(my personal view without facts)

Unfortunate that Sen.Ali Ndume will resort to this(saw him speak on AIT and was charmed by his eloquence and analysis.
Have also seen him comment once or twice on the floor as a Hon member(how honorable he was/is we will let the court determine)) but be that as it may we will await Justice to be done.

Please in solving our self inflicted crises can we refrain from insulting our different beliefs in GOD?
Thanks
BO

More questions

From the SSS press statement several questions have not been answered.......
1 Did Ndume know this spokesman as a Boko haram spokesman or as a political Thug to do his dirty job. Since when? The time line identified by the SSS is less than six months? So who sponsored the sect before then?
b The statement says he is no longer the spokesman "as he was accused of working for the security agents", how then is the usman guy linked to the sect again? since when has he been relieved of his duty as the spokesman?

2 What support did Ali ndume give to the Boko Haram Sect? Finance or information? Over what time frame?

Im tired of the bloody

Im tired of the bloody southerners, always condemning northerners for a general failure that we are all guilty of. Can't we just separate like Sudan. Get the bastards out of our turf ASAP

Times and season

NOTHING CAN BE HIDDEN FOREVER UNDER THE SUN,JUST A MATTER OF TIME!!!

Thank God

God is interested in Nigeria and He will fight the enemy of this nation. Law breaker called Law maker what a shame

May Allah Do Justice

Hmmm Na wah oh, in my own singular opinion, whoever and i repeat whoever is involved no matter highly placed should be brought to book. may teh souls of the dead be 4given by God.

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Please I need to know if MENDS are Muslims?

HABA OSIT DIOKA, DONT JUMP THE GUN

THIS SENATOR HAS NO IDEOLOGY OR ISLAMIC ZEAL TO BE A SUICIDE BOMBER OR TO LEAD A REVOLUTION AGAINST HIS OWN PDP. FURTHER, HE IS STILL INNOCENT SINCE HE HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN GUILTY. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST BOKO HARAM ARRAIGNMENT. SO I WILL ADVISE THAT WE WAIT. IF THE BOMBING STOP THEN WE ARE SURE WE HAVE OUR FINANCIERS. HOWEVER IF THE BOMBING CONTINUES THEN THE GOVT SHOULD EXPLAIN TO US WHY.

Boko Haram Sinator Speaks

Here is SINATOR Ali Ndume talking about Boko Haram way before his arrest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQQDEG3VXd8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_3E4IdKmM4&NR=1

Boko Haram or Ecomog

You are a blatant certified liar, for you to come here and misinform people that boko haram started war because of crash helmet. I gues right if i say you knew nothing of boko haram. From inception, they are militant with an intent to wage war based on their understanding of Islam. Helmet or no helmet, ali sheriff or no ali sheriff, they have been preparing to strike against every Nigerian of not their sect. Stop blaming Ali Sheriff for what we sow with our own hands. PDP (Ndume and Co.) Saw an opportunity to actualise their political ambition. Now we know who killed Awana Ngala, Modu Fannami Gubio and host of other ANPP Supporters.

No mercy

I want to say that there should be no mercy in this case, the country should not allow this to attract pity or mercy.

We should start from now to deal with those that did not want this country to move forward.

Somebody like a senator, will not tell this country that he and his families are suffering. Because it is happening in the Senator, the national cake is being shared.

Dose he know that many Nigeria has no home of there own, even many Nigerians sleep in the bridge because their don't have money to rent one appartmen.

Senator Ndume Docked ON Terrorism Charges

We`re just deceiving ourselves in Nig.To say dat Sen Ndume is still bearing d Toga and paraphenalia of a serving Senatotor at d same time facing Terrorism charges is a mockery to Nig in the Int`l Community

BOKO HARAM AND DESPERATE POLITICIANS

In as much as I enjoy reading SR online, I think this particular article is reported by a lazy journalist.
Pls take a moment to read similar article in today's Guardian. The Guarding gave more detail of what Boko Haram spokesperson, Ali Sanda Umar Kondug said, how BH was constituted to fight opposition in Bornu State, the financier/sponsor of the Sect from inception. When you read the full story, you will then have a better understanding on how PDP would go to any length to destabilize their opponents.
There is Boko Haram in every state of Nigeria in different names, such as Mend, Kidnappers, Armed Robbers, Hired Killers, etc. If Nigerian Press could take their time to report objective, unbiased analysis of how these groups originated, we would have a better understanding that most of them are subset of Political thugs trained and sponsored by some politician to either harass the masses or destabilize their opponents.

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