The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed the reason for the arrest of Tukur Mamu, the self-acclaimed Kaduna Train hostage negotiator.
Mamu was detained by the DSS because it considered him to be a “person of interest,” according to a statement released by the DSS’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya.
He mentioned that the DSS had arrested Mamu on Wednesday following his return to the nation.
He claims that Mamu has some important questions about the ongoing inquiries into certain security-related issues in Nigeria that need to be answered.
The statement read, “The Department of State Services 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.”