Hostage Negotiator Tukur Mamu Is In Our Custody, Says DSS

By Frank Oshanugor

Authorities of the Department of State Service (DSS) have confirmed the arrest and confinement of Mr. Tukur Mamu, a hostage negotiator who has reportedIy been interfacing with kidnappers over payment of ransom for abductees.

In a statement on Wednesday, DSS spokesman Dr. Peter Afunanya said “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 Mamu, 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.”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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