JUST IN: Tukur Mamu arrives Nigerian airport, arrested by SSS

The State Security Services (SSS) has arrested Tukur Mamu, the man who negotiated the release of some of the hostages in the March 2022 train abduction in Kaduna.

Mr Mamu who also doubles as the spokesperson for the Kaduna-based cleric, Ahmad Gumi, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon at the Aminu Kano International Airport in North-west Nigeria upon his arrival from Egypt

Mr Mamu told PREMIUM TIMES he was arrested and detained by official of the SSS.

He was accompanied by his two wives and one other person.

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.

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