By Festus Fifen.
The Nigeria Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of the self Acclaimed Negotiator of the Ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train hostages, Tukur Mamu,
A Statement from Public Relations Officer of the Service Peter Afunanya on Wednesday confirmed the arrest.
According to Afunanaya, ” This is to confirm that Mamu, as a person of interest, was intercepted by Nigeria’s foreign partners at Cairo, Egypt on 6th September, 2022 while on his way to Saudi Arabia. He has since been returned to the country, today, 7th September, 2022 and taken into the Service’s custody.
” The act followed a request by Nigeria’s Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community to their foreign partners to bring back Mamu to the country to answer critical questions on ongoing investigations relating to some security matters in parts of the country. The public may wish to note that the law will appropriately take its course.” Afunanya
It will be recalled. Mr Mamu had been arrested by the Interpol in Egypt on his way to lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia and made to return home.
Mr Mamu, who is the Publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper in Kaduna, had announced his withdrawal as the lead negotiator in securing the release of the hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack after he alleged a threat to his life by the Nigerian government.
The terrorists are still holding several of the victims captive even after some level of negotiation between the tereorist group and the Nigeria government .
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