Why Bandits’ Negotiator, Mamu Was Arrested In Egypt And Deported To Nigeria

International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) yesterday arrested Tukur Mamu, the negotiator between Nigerian government and the terrorists that derailed Kaduna-bound train, kidnapping scores of passengers.

Mamu, according to Peter Afunanya, the spokesman for Department of State Security (DSS) was intercepted at Al-Khahira Airport in Masar, a township of Egypt while heading to Saudi Arabia.

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He would be deported to Nigeria on Wednesday where operatives of DSS took him to their custody from Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano State.

Recently, Mamu who doubles as the publisher of Desert Herald, step aside from negotiating between federal and the bandits, citing threats from the former. He, however, stated that he would be seeking asylum in Egypt.

Mamu was instrumental to the release of many hostages captured by the bandits.

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The bandits’ negotiator was deported after the Nigerian Air Force and Judicial Council pleaded with their foreign counterparts to help them get him back home to answer some questions.

According to reports, Mamu was accused of worsening insecurity in the country.


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