Transcript of Mohammed Yusuf (MY) interrogation by Nigerian security agents (NSA) that captured him– Translation from Hausa

NSA: Yesterday we went to your
house; we saw a lot of animals,
students and stuff you guys are
putting together. What are you
going to do with all these stuff?
MY: To defend our self.
NSA: Is there no authority to
defend you? …

NSA: Yesterday we went to your house; we saw a lot of animals, students and stuff you guys are putting together. What are you going to do with all these stuff?

MY: To defend our self.

NSA: Is there no authority to defend you?

MY: I don’t know what I did for this arrest?

NSA: You are a Muslim person.

MY: I don’t know why you are disturbing us?

NSA: You said Boko Haram (Western education is sin) who made the pants you are wearing?

MY: My pants are cotton and cotton is made by God.

NSA: God in the Quran’s chapter said ‘Ikra’ – or seek knowledge?

MY: Is not same with Islamic knowledge. There certain western knowledge that is bad.

NSA: We saw Computer and many things in your house are they not made from knowledge?

MY: These are technology different from Western schooling.

NSA: You are eating good food, driving a nice car, and wearing nice clothes.

MY: Is not like that. People have different means and abilities. Some have in their hand while others don’t.

NSA: Why did you leave your compound?

MY: Because you came to attack me.

NSA: You send others to fight and you left?

MY: All my people have left too.

NSA: What about the people that come to fighting?

MY: My people have left.

NSA: Where are your followers now?

MY: Bauchi, Gombe. Adamawa, Taraba and police have already attacked them before Maiduguri.

NSA: What happened to cut on your arms?

MY: I fell.

NSA: Where is your headquarters or branch offices.

MY: You have attacked my headquarters; my branches are in Gwange ward, Bulumkutu, etc.

NSA: Who is helping you, do you have soldiers, organizers and if you are not here who is second in command?

MY: Abubakar Shekau.

NSA: Where is your GSM Cell phone?

MY: I don’t know.

NSA: You run away with many people, where are they now?

MY: I don’t know.

NSA: Are you getting any help from Niger Republic?

MY: No, no one is helping us – Insha Allahu Warahamatullah, Insha Allahu Warahamatullah.

NSA: Do you have a farm in Benishiek?

MY: Yes.

NSA: You made many died fighting, who do not know what they are fighting for, what is your opinion on their death?

MY: It is on the conscience of the killers of my people.

NSA: What about your Children that were killed?

MY: My children are killed? Again it is on the conscience of the killers.

NSA: Where are you from?

MY: From Yobe State.

NSA: Where from Yobe?

MY? From Jakusko.

NSA: Where is your mom from?

MY: From Gashua.

NSA: Have you travelled overseas?

MY: Yes. Only to Pilgrimage or Haji.

NSA: When?

MY: 2000 to 2003.

Discussion in English follows… Gentlemen (referring to the pressmen) leave now!

Another civilian believed to be Mohammed Yusuf's in-law shot todeath by police. Many of his biological children were also murdered by the police.

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