He was born in Kenya to a Kenyan mother and SOmali Father. He would alternate living between the two as a young boy. He was raised as a muslim and in his trips to Somalia was quickly radicalized. He started piracy at age 12 and took over many ships and took journalists hostage for ransom. One day as he grew older, He went on a pirate mission to hijack a cargo ship. Him and his crew pulled up alongside the boat, boarded it with rope, but as they made their way to the front of the ship they realized it was protected by armed guards who opened fire at them. Not wanting a fight, his crew quickly ran back to their beat up skiff and hauled ass out of there. Except for poor abu who was left behind. Now by himself, he had no choice but to hide in a utility closet. He became a stowaway and remained in there until the ship reached its port in Chernarus. He came out malnourished and hot but snuck his way off the ship.