Publisher of desert herald and Hostage negotiator Tukur Mamu has arrived Nigeria through Malam Aminu Kano international airport and has been picked by operatives of the Department of State Services.
He was arrested by Interpol earlier in the day on an arrest warrant from the authorities in Nigeria.
He is expected to be questioned by officials of the Department of State Services on issues bordering on National Security.
He was the lead negotiator for the release of hostages held by terrorists after the Abuja-Kaduna passenger Train Attack.
He is also the Spokesman of the cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi.
Meanwhile, The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that Tukur Mamu, is in its Custody.
The Service in a Press Statement by its Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, said it has been inundated with enquires in respect of the arrest or otherwise of Tukur Mamu, the self-acclaimed Kaduna Train hostage negotiator.
The Service added “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.”
His arrest is according to him to resolve ongoing investigations “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”.