Summary; 20th July 2015, A progeny of the Harakat al- Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia published and distributed online a propaganda magazine.
Analysts from Strategic Intelligence Service identified and decoded the malware ridden virtual document and retrieved troves of invaluable wealth of information about terror mastermind and leader Cleric Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed, alias Makaburi (which means “graveyard” in Swahili
Makaburi, was involved in radicalization of youths in Mombasa Kenya and Tanga in Tanzania. The Cleric according to intelligence reports was the spiritual leader for the Harakat al- Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement proxy in Kenya MYC.
Both media and Makaburi denied his association with terrorists. He planned and authorized attacks on churches. Intelligence reports confirmed that Cleric Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed was behind the terror attack targeting worshipers inside the Joy Repentance 7 Holiness Church in Likoni, Mombasa County of Kenya.
The UN and the USA FBI listed the cleric on terror watchlist besides freezing his assets in 2012. According to the notice, Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed Makaburi was profiled as a leading facilitator and recruiter of young Kenyan Muslims for violent militant activity in Somalia..
The Publication by the Harakat al- Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia proxy provides insight about how Makaburi was a merchant of death and terrorism.
Wanted terrorist Sheikh Abdalla confess working closely with Makaburi to orchestrate terror activities besides recruiting and shepherding young men into the criminal and violent cause.
Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed Makaburi was gunned down in April 2014 by a unidentified gunman.
The publications by the jihadists support the intelligence reports about the criminal activities of Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed Makaburi and his associates.
While Jihadists panache for propaganda is insatiable, intelligence services continue to pursue versatile strategies to stymie a global surge in Jihadists ideology that threatens to destroy the Middle East besides ignite religious intolerance across the world.