Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi

Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
8 March 2018
Reason for listing: 

Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi was listed on 8 March 2018 pursuant to resolution 1844 (2008).

Additional information: 

In 2015, Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi was put on the Kenyan government’s wanted list of terrorists known or suspected to be members of Al-Shabaab.  Kenyan police report that Abdi recruits members for Al-Shabaab who provide support to Al-Shabaab, an entity listed on the United Nations Security Council Somalia and Eritrea sanctions list, inside Somalia and engages in acts that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Somalia.  Among these recruits were three women arrested by Kenyan police while attempting to cross into Somalia. Abdi is wanted in connection with the June 2014 attack in Mepeketoni[DM1] , Kenya that claimed numerous lives, and was believed to be planning further attacks.  While Abdi may be focused on operations outside of Somalia, he is known to reside in Somalia and recruit individuals for Al-Shabaab who intend to cross the border between Kenya and Somalia.

 [DM1]Mpeketoni should be the right name

* On 14 November 2018, by its resolution 2444 (2018), the Security Council lifted the sanctions in relation to Eritrea.