The Department of State Services (DSS) has apprehended Tukur Mamu, the man who negotiated the release of some of the hostages in the March 2022 train abduction in Kaduna.
Mamu who also doubles as the spokesperson for the Kaduna-based cleric, Ahmad Gumi, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon at the Aminu Kano International Airport in North-west Nigeria upon his arrival from Egypt
Mamu claimed to newsmen that he was detained and arrested by DSS personnel.
He was accompanied by his two wives and one other individual.
On his route to the Lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia, Mamu had been detained by Interpol in Egypt and was ordered to return home.
Mamu, who is the Publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper in Kaduna, had announced his withdrawal as the lead negotiator in securing the release of the hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack after he alleged a threat to his life by the Nigerian government.
The terrorists are still holding several of the victims captive.