M: I personally have not attacked
anybody, neither do I intend doing
so. Our colleagues in Maiduguri and
Bauchi had their own reasons for
taking up arms against the police
which of course I cannot explain.
P: You have been accused of
planning attack because you were
found in a house holding a meeting
late in the night; how would you
react to this? …
P: What is this your sect all about?
M: It is not a sect but a movement calling for people of this country to come back to the path of Allah and avoid western system which is in sharp contrast with Shariah. We want to reverse the current trend in the country where common man is subjected to untold hardship by corrupt leaders and where Muslims are killed with impunity in places like Zangon Kataf, Jos, Lagos , Tafawa Balewa and others. All these happened because Muslims have abandoned the divine law and adopted western system. This is what we are calling people to abandon and there be strictest application of Islamic law.
P: But why do you decided to embark on launching attacks instead of preaching to people convincingly?
M: I personally have not attacked anybody, neither do I intend doing so. Our colleagues in Maiduguri and Bauchi had their own reasons for taking up arms against the police which of course I cannot explain.
P: You have been accused of planning attack because you were found in a house holding a meeting late in the night; how would you react to this?
M: We were arrested while discussing how to flee the town in the wake of what happened in Bauchi and Maiduguri simply because we are known to uphold the same ideology. So we decided to go into the bush and hide to avoid getting harassed by the security agents. But we did not plan to attack any police station.
P: But if you think the ideology you uphold is a right one why do you decide to flee?
M: We have been preaching this ideology for over a year now. We just felt that we should run into the bush to avoid victimization because of what happened in Bauchi and Maiduguri .
P: You were arrested in possession of weapons and medical equipment why do you carry such items with you while fleeing?
M: We carry those drugs and other medicament along with us in case one of us falls sick while in the bush and the raincoats to protect our bodies from rain now that it is rainy season. We have nothing to do with the weapons. They were found in the ceiling of our leader's house who has escaped arrest. That is where we held our meetings.
P: It is said that you were a university lecturer; how true is this?
M: Yes, I used to be a lecturer at Katsina State University . I taught Islamic Studies. I graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University . But I have now abandoned the job.. I am a shoe seller now.
P: So how come you suddenly became opposed to western education?
M:We are not saying that the western education should completely be abolished. What we are saying is that there are certain theories being taught in our schools that contradict the Qur'an which must be expunged from our curricula. Take for example, the Darwinian theory of evolution in Biology which posits that human beings evolved from an insect which later developed into a monkey. But Allah said in his holy book that He first created man from clay. Look at the issue of democracy which contravenes the law of God.