DSS confirmed the arrest Kaduna train hostage negotiator


The Department of State Security has announced the arrest, in Cairo, Egypt, of the self-acclaimed Kaduna train hostage negotiator, Tukur Mamu. This is contained in a statement, signed by DSS Spokesman Peter Afunanya.

He confirmed that Mamu is presently in DSS custody as “a person of interest”. He was arrested in order to provide answers to questions relating to ongoing investigation relating to security matters. “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 September 6, 2022, while on his way to Saudi Arabia. He has since been returned to the country, today, September 7, 2022, and taken into the service’s custody”, he said.

He says, 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. He noted that,   that the law will appropriately take its course.


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