|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Adds Abubaker Shariff Ahmed
to List of Individuals and Entities
On 23 August 2012, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea approved the addition of the entry specified below to the list of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets freeze and targeted arms embargo imposed by paragraphs 1, 3 and 7 of resolution 1844 (2008):
(14) Abubaker Shariff Ahmed
AKA: Sheikh Abubakar Ahmed
AKA: Abubaker Shariff Ahmed
AKA: Abu Makaburi Shariff
AKA: Abubaker Shariff
AKA: Abubakar Ahmed
Alt. DOB: 1967
Address: Majengo area, Mombasa, Kenya
Abubaker Shariff Ahmed is a leading facilitator and recruiter of young Kenyan Muslims for violent militant activity in Somalia, and a close associate of Aboud Rogo. He provides material support to extremist groups in Kenya (and elsewhere in East Africa). Through his frequent trips to Al-Shabaab strongholds in Somalia, including Kismayo, he has been able to maintain strong ties with senior Al-Shabaab members.
Abubaker Shariff Ahmed is also engaged in the mobilization and management of funding for Al-Shabaab, an entity listed by the UNSC Committee established pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia and resolution 1907 (2009) concerning Eritrea for engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Somalia.
Abubaker Shariff Ahmed has preached at mosques in Mombasa that young men should travel to Somalia, commit extremist acts, fight for Al-Qaida, and kill US citizens.
Abubaker Shariff Ahmed was arrested in late December 2010 by Kenyan authorities on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of a Nairobi bus terminal. Abubaker Shariff Ahmed is also a leader of a Kenya-based youth organization in Mombasa with ties to Al-Shabaab.
As of 2010, Abubaker Shariff Ahmed acted as a recruiter and facilitator for Al-Shabaab in the Majengo area of Mombasa, Kenya.
The latest version of the list is available on the Committee’s webpage at: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/751/pdf/1844_cons_list.pdf.
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