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Court Allows DSS To Detain Mamu For 60 More Days

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted permission to the Department of State Services, DSS, to detain Kaduna train attack negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days.

Justice Nkeonye Maha, gave the permission in a ruling on Tuesday based on an ex-parte motion moved by Ahmed Magaji, counsel for the DSS.

In the motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 dated and filed September 12, DSS had asked the court to grant its reliefs to enable it to conclude its investigation on Mamu, who had been leading the negotiation with the terrorists for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped since March.

Mamu was arrested at Cairo International Airport on September 6, 2022, on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.

He was deported to Nigerian by the Egytian authorities and arrested on arrival at the Kano international airport by DSS operatives.

The secret police had later raided his Kaduna residence and office, and according to the Spokesman for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, “incriminating materials including military accoutrements were recovered.

“Other items include large amounts in different currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments.”

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