DSS arrests Kaduna train kidnapped victims negotiator

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has taken into custody, Tukur Mamu, the negotiator of the release of the Kaduna- train captives.

He was arrested immediately he landed at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, shortly after he was deported from Egypt.

Mamu, the publisher of Desert Herald is also a media consultant to Ahmed Gumi, the popular Islamic cleric.

According to reports, Mamu was earlier detained at the Cairo International Airport in Egypt while he was on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

Mamu and his family were reportedly conveyed in the hiace bus after they were apprehended by the entrance of the aircraft.

Meanwhile, the management of the Kaduna-based Desert Herald has accused the federal government of being behind the arrest of its publisher.

“In its efforts to intimidate and harass the publisher of Desert Herald newspaper, Malam Tukur Mamu, the federal government has surreptitiously contrived the arrest and deportation of the publisher as well as members of his family while on their way to the holy land for lesser Hajj,” the paper’s management said in a statement.

“On arrival in Cairo, Malam Tukur Mamu and family members were arrested and detained for almost 24 hours and later deported back to Nigeria on the strict request and instructions of Nigeria government, the paper said.

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