The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of Malam Tukur Mamu, former negotiator of passengers kidnapped from a Kaduna-bound train March.
Mamu was arrested at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano on Wednesday afternoon by DSS operatives after he was deported from Egypt.
The Kaduna-based published who was first arrested in Egypt and detained for 24 hours before he was flown back to Nigeria.
Daily Trust observed that while the Egypt Air aircraft, which conveyed him and his family members, touched down in Kano around 1:55pm, he was immediately picked up.
DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunanya confirmed Mamu’s arrest in a statement, saying the agency was grilling him over security issues.
“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.”