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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Head of Shabaab Abu Zubayr - a Profile

This is an unverified profile pulled from Free Somaliland. I have found the source to be accurate on BDA, and an apparent supporter of Somliland separatism.

I have never contacted them directly.

Shimron Issachar

Axmed Cabdi Godane (Abu Zubayr), aka ahmad abdi (godane ) aka Mukhtaar C/raxmaan, Ahmed Abdi Ow Mohamud Godane was born in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland SOMALIA: 10 July 1977.

  • He is from Arab sub-clan in Isaq clan, one of the dominant clan in northern Somalia.
  • He had received a scholarship in Pakistan funded by Saudi blind millionaires.
  • He used to visit in Afghanistan during holidays
  • In 2001, physically t[h]in, Godane returned to Hargeisa, Somaliland .
  • He began preaching in Abu-Bashir mosque in central Hargeisa between 2002 and 2003.
  • During that time, Mr. Godane organized some terror attacks against Somaliland security.
  • September 19 2002, a group loyal to Godane kidnapped a car owned by WFP.The terror mission led by Jama Kutiye who late caught Dhoqoshley by the Terrorism in Pseudo-State Somaliland security forces.
  • December 30, 2000, Godane’s men assassinated Martin in front of his Hotel in Hargeisa.
  • Also May 10, 2003, he was responsible for the killing against Analena Tonelli who was an Italian aid worker operating in Borame hospital.
  • November 8, 2003, Godane was the master minder of the killing on British couple who were teachers in a school located in Sheekh.
  • He was working for El-Barakat Telesom, Somaliland
  • Later Godane escaped from Somaliland follwing a row with some of his group over a large amount of money they roped from an Ethiopian businessman.
  • They then fled southern Somalia after committing several criminal acts.

His escape was facilitated by his brother who was police officer. Godane was doing the terror operations along with a Somalilander man who was holding a US citizenship and called Ibrahim Hajji Jama known as ‘Ibrahim Afkhani’Godane and Afkhani both had trainings in Afghanistan and made friends in southern Somalia where they diverted their mission and doubled it.

  • April 27, 2006, the security forces foiled a terror attack by Godane’s men aimed to kill foreign observers who were monitoring the election in Somaliland . The forces found explosives after the raid. When the Islamic Courts Union came to power in southern Somalia in 2006 Mr. Godane who gave himself the name ‘Abu-Zubeyr became the general secretary for ICU.
  • During the start of the war with Ethiopia late 2006, Godane got wounded and flown to Sudan for medical treatment.
  • He was brought back in southern Somalia February 20 07 where he continued his terror mission .

Terrorist Ahmed abdi Godane (Abu Zubayr)aka Mukhtaar C/raxmaan , closest friends, includ[e]:

  • Abubakar Al-Zaylici,
  • lahi Cali Xaashi aka abdulahi ali hashi,
  • Xasan Mahdi aka hassan mahdi ,
  • qaadir Komaandos aka abdulkadir kumanos
  • Maxamud Mire aka mahamud mire,
  • samad
  • lahi aka abdi samad abdulahi
  • Ibraahim Afgaani aka ibrahim afgani
  • Fu'aad Shongole aka fuad sangole
  • Maxamed Aden Koofi aka mahamad adan kofi.

The Rest @ Terror Free Somalia

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