The initial negotiator for the release of the abducted Kaduna-bound Train passengers kidnapped on 28 March, 2022, Malam Tukur Mamu, has been arrested in Egypt.
Mamu was arrested at the Cairo Airport on his way to Saudi Arabia.
While personally confirming his arrest, he said he was on his way to Madina, Saudi Arabia when they stopped him at Cairo Airport under the Nigerian Government order.
“Nothing was found in my possession. So I am sure the DSS officials are waiting for me at the Kano Airport, I don’t have anything to hide and like I said I am not afraid of them,’ he said.
Formerly, Mamu was involved in the negotiations with the terrorists, who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna Train and abducted many of the passengers, leading to the release of over 20 of the passengers.
Additionally, he had been a publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper in Kaduna.
Later on, he withdrew from this from the task, citing threat to his personal safety.
However, he became a medium of communication between the terrorists and the government on one hand and families of the kidnap victims on the other hand, which also yielded some positive results.
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