We have obtained audio from a recent Nigerian army interrogation of an arrested Boko Haram suspect in the northeast. The suspect in the audio confessed to be a Christian and had some startling accounts to give including implicating Nigeria’s president and state security agents in recent terror attacks.
Scroll to bottom for Hausa audio on Youtube.
Below is a translation of the interview:
Interrogator- who did the Mubi Job
BH– We did but I’m not among. The bomb at kaban we did it.
Interrogator- talk to me or else?
BH– I was staying at EYN church the one on the market road close to kaban.
Interrogator- When you entered Mubi were you all Muslims or all Christians?
BH– there’s nothing to hide we were all Christians.
Interrogator- When you meet people what do you say?
BH– we say Allahu akbar.
Interrogator- what do you call Mubi?
BH– Fityanul Islam.
Interrogator- Now you said DPO knows?
BH– Yes he knows,
Interrogator- who else knows?
BH– all the top shots know. The DPO and the DCO.
Interrogator- how did you come into town?
BH– we came late in the night no one knows we came. Around 2;am. Using a car like that of Banks it cannot be detected I can go and show it to u if you want me to.
Interrogator- which way did you follow.
BH– we came in through many ways but we came in through Kaduna road.
We had someone dressed in suit at the front seat I wasn’t wearing a suit but soldiers thought we were bankers.
Interrogator- What color is the car?
BH– it’s black
Interrogator- where is the car now?
BH– I can show you its here by the Yoruba Mosque
Interrogator- when did you park the car?
BH– Today its still there.
Interrogator- now tell me what is you name?
BH– my name is Jacob
Interrogator- where are you from and what’s your tribe?
BH– am from Kaduna and am Kataf.
Interrogator- then what took you to Keffi?
BH– I went there on my own. I stay there I have a place to stay. I have been there for like 4 months now.
Interrogator- when did you leave Mubi?
BH– like a month now.
Interrogator- what took you to Mubi?
BH– we were sent? Wallahi I never wanted to go, it was never my choice.
Interrogator- who sent you?
Interrogator- you said you guys have planted a bomb in Kaduna. How may did you plant yourself?
BH– yes we did plant a bomb in Kaduna but I have planted only one.
Interrogator- did the bomb that you planted go off and are there people in house and who own the house Muslim or Christian?
Interrogator- why did you kill your fellow Christians?
BH– We are in need of money
*Audio not clear, “Yoruba’ mentioned
Interrogator- the Yoruba woman you were referring to what’s her name and where she?
BH– she’s by the Yoruba mosque. She’s a Christian she’s called Mrs Eizikel.
Interrogator-If we kill you now have we done justice to you?
BH– I brought it upon myself but am asking for forgiveness. Give me a chance to repent.
Interrogator- why did you get yourself into this?
BH– its greed.
Interrogator- how much have you been paid?
BH– not much they said when we finish we are going to be paid in full.
Interrogator- where the girls that are kidnapped?
BH– they are in Abuja with Goodluck they have been given a house.
Interrogator- are the one putting one on hijabs? Say it with your mouth
BH– yes they are the one putting on hijab and killing people.
Interrogator- how many people did you kill in Mubi?
Interrogator- how many did you personally kill?
BH– I killed 5
Interrogator- where did you kill them?
BH– I killed them at eclesiatic of EYN I killed believers.
Interrogator- close to kaban?
Interrogator- did you shoot or cut their throats?
BH– we shot them.
Interrogator- how many guns did you come with?
BH– 12 they are with Eiziekel
Interrogator- Do you know how to shoot and who taught you?
BH– Yes I do. My people taught me how to.
Interrogator- where are the guns now tell us the truth?
BH– they are with Eiziekel in his shop.
Interrogator- how many bombs did you bring into Mubi?
BH– 20 some are in the car and some in the shop.
Interrogator- how big are the bombs?
BH– they are big like generating set.
Interrogator- we are now taking you to the police and you are saying the police knows about the whole plan.
BH– when you take me to them I will repeat myself in their presence.
Interrogator- do you think you done justice to yourself?
BH– I haven’t. My greed led me into trouble.
Interrogator- you know what I want from?
BH– please give me water and loose this rope is too tight.
Interrogator- I want you to tell us the truth?
BH– at the police station?
Interrogator- we don’t care about the police station.
BH– pls give me water I will tell you everything you want to know.
Interrogator- Tell us first and I will give you water.
BH– to tell you the truth we came with 35 guns they are kept at Eiziekels shop.
Interrogator- where’s the shop?
BH– is by the Yoruba Mosque.
Interrogator- is he familiar with the Yoruba lady their.
BH– yes she’s his wife.
Interrogator- what of the man by the Izallah mosque?
BH– Mallam Habibu.
Interrogator- the one that you said converted you to Islam? You are just lying to people.
Interrogator- how did you know Mallam Habibu’s house?
BH– I asked people for the location telling them I want to convert
Interrogator- and he told you to come here or you brought yourself here.
BH– I brought myself.
Interrogator why did you did lie to us instead of you to come straight?
BH– I made a mistake.
Featured image: file photo of another interrogated Boko Haram suspect