Monday, June 27, 2011

Pictured: Mohammed Manga, Nigeria's first suicide bomber

Mohammed moments before he embarked on the suicide trip
The man who bombed the Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja on June 16 was a fairly well-to-do businessman who was actually on a suicide mission on behalf of the Islamic sect the Boko Haram. Mohammed Manga was a 35-year-old married man with five children who drove overnight from Maiduguri to Abuja in order to carry out the morning attack which left about five people dead and many cars incinerated in the blast.



He had left N4 million in his will for his five children – two girls and three boys – before embarking on the fateful journey to the nation’s capital.

There was proof also that Manga was accompanied on the deadly mission by at least a collaborator in the plot, who took his last photograph alive as he drove through the streets of Abuja. The collaborator(s) might have disembarked from the car before Manga reached the Louis Edet House headquarters of the Nigerian Police.

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52 comments:

Alicia says... said...

this REALLY scares me because he wasnt just some illiterate jobless guy, he is someone that was actually ESTABLISHED in life. this really scares the crap out of me, because you never know which one of them might stab you in the back or set off a bomb. i never thought he would be a well-to-do guy. i really pity his wife and kids though, such a shame.
does he now think he is sitting with seven virgins? more like being roasted like suya in HELL!

Alicia says... said...

as much as i love Nigeria and its diversity, this is the cloest I've come to saying DIVIDE THE COUNTRY, NOW! how much more bloodshed are they waiting for? are they waiting before they start sending their agents out to port harcourt, enugu, lagos, ibadan, etc? what is wrong with this country sef?! half of the people do what they do because of the lack of security. if Nigeria was on its toes with security half of what we read/see wouldnt even be happening.

Anonymous said...

Again, I don't think this guy intended to commit suicide. I simply think his timing was off and his death was coincidental.

Anonymous said...

I WISH I COULD LOCATE HIS FAMILY, I WOULD ERASED ALL HIS GENERATION OFF THE SURFACE OF THIS EARTH, JUST LIKE BUSH DID TO SAD-AM HUSSEIN, ITS HIGH TIME NIGERIA GOVERNMENT DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS NORTHERN PEOPLE, I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWS THIS PEOPLE ARE ANIMALS AND HEARTLESS HUMAN BEING, VERY SOON US MILITARY WILL BE ROAMING ROUND THE COUNTRY LIKE IN AFGHANISTAN. I PRAY I DON'T FIND THIS FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

Linda, reporting is very sensitive, you do not just put things out there that you know nothing about. It's been confirmed by the police and experts flown into the country that the Abuja attack was no suicide bombing. Please, you must be careful what you report as it has wider implications!

Dee dee said...

If only Boko Haram could motivate people to do good instead of evil! Nigeria would be a different place if they sent all the armed robbers and corrupt people to them for rehabilitation. Can you imagine how much they must have brainwashed this man to leave his cushy life, wife and kids to carry out a suicide attack?? And also that underpants bomber who came from a wealthy family. Power in the hands of the wrong people is very dangerous. May God not let us be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Anonymous said...

where did they get this pic from???
Whatever he left for his family should be taken from them. This is totally disgusting.....

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

I hope the government take this Boko people seriously oh
This is not a joke
'Suicide bomber' in Nigeria again?

This is not the time for 'It shall be well' OR 'It was their destiny to die'
If we leave this people, they will start sending their recruits to southern & Eastern cities.

We don't need more confusion and distraction in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:10am, what makes you any different from this man who committed this horrid crime? You want to look for his family and kill and revenge?? what makes you any different??!!! What he did was wrong but dont let others pay for it, including his family who we are not sure if were in for it or you who by these thoughts are sinning your self.

joicee said...

What a damn shame!!! What do these nigerian islamists really want? Even in the heart of the muslim world -saudi arabia ...do you hear people doing sucide bombings all willynilly..It is only you people that will carry another man´s wahala on your head. Dumb asses..yall think those racist arabs could give an ear drum if you keeping klling the "infidels" in your country. Abeg make dem divide the country jo..just like they have done in Sudan. Then these A-holes can roast each other up for all I care.

Ch5335ng said...

Coincidental death or not, serves him right. Hell awaits.

Dividing the country will not help. Sounds like a cop out. To divide Nigeria, it will no way be peaceful and we don’t want war.

Even as we live abroad in cosy environments, we have loved ones who will be caught up. A Sovereign National Conference is more pertinent to foster peace in the country. In the absence of that, GEJ has to crack down on these people. He needs OBJ to help him, because he’s one Southerner the North respects and his military experience will help him here.

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO PITY TO THIS FOOL'S FAMILY. IT'S ONLY A FOOL THAT DIES FOR SUCH ACT. I THINK HIS GENERATIONS TO COME WILL LIVE TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. LET THE MUSLIMS KNOW THAT GOD'S RATH IS UPON THEM

grace said...

hmmn this is a wake up call! anyways i have always and would always be of the opinion that nigeria should be divided! like asap...let the northerns waka their own way period! They are the ones giving us bad names as terrorists wallahi you will never find a nwafor trying to bomb a plane or being a suicide bomber!

Jaga said...

DIVIDE NIGERIA OH! I do not want dis boko haram people in the south at all.

Wale Abbey Bab's said...

Who is he having @? the useless jobless Monkey , He deserve to be kill i.e if he doesn't have one of the important personalties backing him up. Poor Him :)

hot N cold said...

When is it going to end? Tired of bad news everyday. Jonathan are you alive or you've gone with them???

j said...

@alicia
you first comment was exactly what I thot
not a jobless,homeless northern boy that comes from a dysfunctional home BUT a comfortable "maybe educated man" that seemed to have everything going on for him

That really scares the crap out of me
For the first time in my life I am more aware of northern ostaz
I saw one as i was going to drop my kids in school today and just parked some miles away monitoring him
That guy scared the hell outta me and I am not being paranoid

this is sad.....real sad
everyone of them is now suspect until proven innocent
shame

laurel said...

this is so crappy, please linda this guy's lineage should be checked properly cos the dude is not 100% percent omo naija cos nigerians love life like crazy. he probably had the thought of his ultimate reward of seven virgins on his perverted mind. SMH
i also think the IG of police should honorably resign and stop apportioning blames for his incompetence.

PstDunamis said...

We need prayers in this country!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A BASTARD .

Lisa said...

I pity the number of idiots who kill and maim others and themselves in the pursuit of a so-called better after life. Why is it that people find it easy to believe lies perpetuated by more well learned and richer people who themselves would never undertake what they are telling these gullible idiots to do. It is time they asked themselves why it is always the poor or desperate ones who sign up for these missions.

Anonymous said...

emir of sokoto its now your turn for the suicide mission crazy set of people in northern nigeria

Anonymous said...

lin, pls, this man gave his just 4 4m naira?

Anonymous said...

They should share the 4million he left for his children among the families of the dead victims .

Igwe Osita One said...

forgive my language, BUT may he rot in hell with his virgins!!!

Anonymous said...

haw very sad.i pray nigeria never divides.we were never like this,we used to be a happy ppl.im still banking on a miracle for this nation.as for the fool.....he was jus being a very stupid idiot,who has hell for eternity.his wife n kids had better learn from their family fool.

Anonymous said...

i must say that somehow,i feel like islam and terrorism go hand in hand.i havent herd of any xtain sect that jus goes trigger happy n start killing everyone.or else why hasnt the council for islamic affairs,the emir of sokoto and all those powerful clerics done anytin to curb the excesses of der fanatics?what r they waitn for?afterall all does perpetuating evil have done so in d name of islam?is it a wicked n violent religion?

Anonymous said...

@ anon 9:10pm i understand where you are coming from asin i really do! killing his family members could curtail suicide bombing to an extent because other people intending to do it would learn from this guys mistake. it could help us because their wives,children, family memebers would be at alert and would report to the public what their husbands are intending to do(like mutallab's father did) but it might not work because some of them could be so evil and they might kill their relations before carrying out the suicide bombing. Again, how about their relations that knew nothing about it and are innocent? why would the wives die for the sins of her husband or the children, or his relatives? This is a two way road and you have to tread carefully with matters like this! :)
i hope this makes sense sha i posted this comment without re-reading it!

Anonymous said...

linda,I am doubting this picture. Look at the hand that holds that gun.
I DONT BELIEVE THIS. VERIFY THE INFORMATION WELL PLEASE.

deeflamez said...

Can you imagine? even after being given the liberty to marry more than one wife according to his religion, his greed still drove him further into clamoring for non-existent virgins in Paradise...smh at the fool. Rest In Pieces

Anonymous said...

SMH @ Ignorant comments.

Why should Nigeria divide because of Boko Haram?

Is Boko Haram a northern issue ? Is Boko Haram an islamic issue?

No, Boko Haram is a misguided terrorist issue. They should be found and destroyed, case closed.

Anonymous said...

MOHAMMED MANGA WAS A GREEDY AND A CURSE GENERATION. IT WILL NEVER BE BETTER FOR HIM. THIS WORLD WILL NEVER SMILE AT HIS FAMILY HE LEFT BEHIM,IF HIS CHILDREN FOLLOWS THE STEP OF THEIR FATHER, THEY WILL PERISH IN THE SAME CURSE.

Anonymous said...

I AM ON THE HUNT FOR THIS FAMILY NOW, ONE NEEDS TO ERASE ALL THE FAMILY MEMBER, BECAUSE AM SURE THE SAME BLOOD THAT RUNS IN THEIR FATHER WOULD RUN THROUGH THEM.

moeajet said...

I swear to u...unless we revolt against the government or have a total change of the way things work...We will remin in the same shit since independence, we will just be backpeddling with ease until NIGERIA become SOMALIA of west Africa. Only if our youth can just share the same vision.

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de!icious said...

In his mind, he was going to heaven

Anonymous said...

please people notherners do not equal islamist extremists, there happens to be a lot of christians in the north, and i mean a lot, just because we are from the north does not make us terrorists or islamic extremists abeg, this generalization is rather unfair.

Anonymous said...

the face of a madman....

Alicia says... said...

@ 4:01 PM, don't be stupid. how much more bloodshed are you waiting for? maybe borno state can leave the rest of the country and form their own republic. after all, they are not hausa, so i dont see the hausas minding if they stay or go either. these people want to bring Nigeria to its knees by force.
Borno state should have been part of Chad from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

The Federal Govt need to sue his estate for the 4M naira he left behind. The money should be used to compensate the families of the victims.

sola odukale said...

yes let us divide Nigeria because once we are divided ALL our problems will be solved. Last time i checked corrupt leader only existed in the North....Foolishness. In the South all our leaders r trust worthy men who dont steal from from their ppl. Oh yes Jonathan is also not from the South. Please ppl the violent nature of the North is a symptom of suffering ooooo. Plus religion mixed with extreme poverty can cause ppl to do crazy things

Anonymous said...

First of all miss or mr sensitive Linda did not generate the story it was from the blueprint newspaper.secondly do u really believe the Nigerian police.thirdly I think this is book haram trying to scare nigerians am sure they just took this pics and sent it to media houses to hype themselves .probably the man is a chadian who has no business with Nigeria,I also want to use this opportunity to urge the president not to listen to people like dat senator Gaya who is calling for amnesty for the sect ,seton concern nigerians if u don't want to go to school.for me I think the army from another division should be sent to borno am sure there is an intelligence report ...send shivers into their spine .u go see them go run ,no be mall am.

Anonymous said...

My dear divide Nigeria people do u think the north will go ,their elites no go gree becos bathe money wry dye come from the south the fund the north oh.u know a lawmaker I know once asked his colleague the contribution of sokoto to the Nigerian economy .my dear he could not answer cos there was no answer .it would ave been the best so dat if na ur bro dye fight u ,u no go mind.trust me the igbos won't mind going their way cos they are self sufficient.

grace said...

lmao @lukewarm! i think GEJ has gone with them too oh this one he hasn't taken proper action!

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Dosumu said...

It baffles me that informed (educated) people believe that illiterates (as Boko Haram claims to be) are capable of building and executing pin point bomb attack. Its either Allah (who they claim instructs them) gives spiritual revelation of how to build bombs or people are just being ignorant. Boko haram movement lives alot of questions unanswered like where do they get money from, how are they killing people in broad day light.
I still believe that Boko Haram is a pet project of some northern element in their bid to take back power from the South.
Saharareporters said that the suicide bomber and IGP had a meeting the day before the attack. If people can't join the dots and realize this is a programmed attack then Nigeria is in trouble.
Finally, CNN created a report 2 years ago stating that Nigeria might seize to exist by 2015, the question now is how did they get information that helped them predict such an event with some level of accuracy because Nigeria is heading there.

Anonymous said...

all am seeing is "let the country be divided up, its the northerners causing trouble"... see the ignorance amongst nigerians?! and who tells you all the northern states are behind this? just like everyone thinks all northerners are Hausa. Don't get me wrong, am not a northerner myself but nigerians never know the problem they are talking about but still choose to talk.

Anonymous said...

@ Dosunmu, you are the educated person who is thinking like an illiterate! People should grow up and realize how ridiculous some of these conspiracy theories sound!and to quote Sahara reporters even makes your case worse!

Chica said...

Anon June 28, 2011 10:27 AM; thanks for that

CABONGO said...

I think this has some political undertone, this people the Northerner want to use this means to frustrate this Government and also to bring in the attention of the International Community to Nigeria.

They are also trying to form or use this as their own part of militant just like south-south maybe because the President is from there. Yes this is just the away see it and that is my own believe very body have he/her way of reasoning but they won’t succeed.

Anonymous said...

The NPF shud confirm D picture of mohammed Manga b4 we engage in opinion cos BOKO has is strategies and network to protect by given all sort of conflicting info. We want 2 hear from NPF over D real pic of purpoted suicide bomber. we dont need US cos dey are wanted by alquida who may extend their fight to US in 9ja, an dat will worsen situation.Nig Army can engage boko if theres tru federalism, but I think Boko is another name of Opposition to D govt in power, trying to discredit an otherwise. 9ja has been a lucky country an boko is not exceptional, time will bear me witness. John Wood

Anonymous said...

shame on him!