Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (also referred to as Umar Abdul Mutallab and Omar Farooq al-Nigeri; born December 22, 1986), popularly referred to as the "Underwear Bomber", attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on December 25, 2009.
He was subsequently charged on six criminal counts, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder of 289 people. He is in U.S. custody, awaiting further legal proceedings.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the youngest of the 16 children of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, one of the richest men in his caliphate in Kaduna, a state in Nigeria, and a former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria and former Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Economic Development. His mother, Aisha, is the second of his father's two wives.