The self -confessed spokesman of Boko Haram,
Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri) has
– Konduga was sentenced to three years
imprisonment without option of fine but was
released last week
– He was rearrested at the Maiduguri residence of
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume
The self -confessed spokesman of Boko Haram, Ali
Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri) has been
re-arrested at the Maiduguri residence of Senator
Mohammed Ali Ndume.
Ndume is the senator representing Borno South
Senatorial District. He is also the Senate leader.
Senator Ali Ndume is currently in Saudi Arabia for
the 2016 Hajj
According to Vanguard, Konduga was sentenced to
three years imprisonment without option of fine but
was released last week.
Sources quoted in the report said Konduga was
identified, beaten and rearrested on Wednesday,
September 14 after he sneaked into the Senator
Ndume’s house for the third time this week
“He kept on coming to the senator’s house
purposely to apologize to the immediate family for
indicting Ndume, who was charged for providing
Konduga with politicians’ phone numbers and not
disclosing information to authorities under
Nigeria’s Terrorism Prevention Act,” a source said
Konduga was arraigned before an Abuja High Court
along with Ndume, whom he (Konduga) said was
sponsoring him to undertake Boko Haram
Ndume had pleaded not guilty to charges of
passing classified information to an unauthorised
person and of criminal intimidation.
Konduga’s family members had however insisted
that he (Konduga)is mentally unstable.
He was said to have sneaked into Ndume’s house
a day to Sallah insisting he wanted to see and
apologize to the senator. Ndume is currently in
Saudi Arabia for the 2016 Hajj exercise.
“When the Maigadi (Gate man) accosted Konduga
that the senator was not in the house, requested to
see Justice Aisha Ndume, one of the senator’s
wife, but was asked to come back the following
“As luck will have it, Konduga revisited the house
on Wednesday at exactly 4pm, where he was
identified by some Ndume’s close associates, who
accompanied the senator to the Federal High Court,
“Policemen in charge of G.R.A police station were
alerted and swooped into action leading to the
rearrest of Konduga. He is now in police custody,
while Senator Ndume have been informed” the
Senator Ndume however confirmed the rearrest of
Konduga in his Maiduguri residence by the police
while speaking to Vanguard on the phone from
Last week, Ndume warned that Nigeria might have
a larger crisis on its hands if all stakeholders
failed to do something urgent on the malnutrition
being experienced among children who are Boko
in the North east.
He made the comment raised at a cocktail
organised to mark the official inauguration of ‘Get
Involved Initiative’, a pet project of the wife of the
president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari.