The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has offered reason it arrested the spokesperson of Sheik Abubakar Gumi and the publisher of Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu.
Tukur Mamu has being at the forefront of negotiations for the release of scores of passengers abducted from the last March 28th Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists.
Mamu was reported to be traveling to Saudi Arabia with his family through Cairo, Egypt.
However, the DSS in a statement by its spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya confirmed that Mamu was arrested in Cairo, Egypt and returned to Nigeria on Wednesday and is in its 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 Manu, 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.”