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Tukur Mamu, Kaduna train hostage negotiator arrested in Egypt

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Mr. Tukur Mamu, the spokesperson for the Kaduna-based cleric, Ahmad Gumi, was reportedly arrested in Egypt Tuesday.


Mr. Mamu was apprehended and detained by Interpol at the Cairo International Airport on way to board a flight to Saudi Arabia.

The Spokesperson who is the Publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper in Kaduna has been negotiating for the release of some of the victims of the March 2022 Kaduna Train attack.


He disclosed to newsmen that he was flown back to Nigeria by Interpol after he was questioned and nothing was found indicating on him, Premium Times noted.

Mamu was in flew in the company of his two wives and one other person.

He is expected to arrive at Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano Wednesday afternoon and may continue interrogation with officials of the Nigerian secret police, Department of State Security (DSS).


He had earlier made known his intention to withdraw as the lead negotiator in securing the freedom of the captives of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack after an alleged threat to his life by the Nigerian government.

The terrorists are still holding several of the victims captive.

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