Malam Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald, and self-acclaimed Kaduna Train hostage negotiator, was, Wednesday, taken into custody by the Department of State Services, DSS, shortly after he arrived Nigeria through the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
Dr. Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the DSS, disclosed this in a press release he issued in Abuja on Wednesday, stating that Tukur Mamu, also the spokesman of fiery Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, was taken into custody because he has “to answer critical questions on ongoing investigations relating to some security matters in parts of the country.”
Dr. Afunanya revealed that Mamu’s arrest and subsequent repatriation by the Egyptian authorities was sequel to “a request by Nigeria’s Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community to their foreign partners to bring back Mamu to the country…”
The DSS spokesman assured that “The public may wish to note that the law will appropriately take its course.”
Below is the full text of the press release by the DSS:
TUKUR MAMU IS IN DSS CUSTODY
The Department of State Services (DSS) has been inundated with enquires in respect of the arrest or otherwise of Tukur Mamu, the self-acclaimed Kaduna Train hostage negotiator. 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.
Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, fsi
Public Relations Officer
Department of State Services
7th September, 2022