Lead negotiator of Abuja-Kaduna train, Tukur Mamu, family arrested in Cairo

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The publisher of Kaduna based newspaper, Desert Herald and Abuja /Kaduna train lead negotiator, Tukur Mamu and his family have been arrested in Cairo Egypt.

It was gathered that he was arrested on their his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.

According to reports he was detained for 24 hours at Cairo International Airport before being repatriated back to Nigeria.

As at the time of filing the report, his whereabout is still not very clear.

But he was said to have told a national daily in an interview that he left Nigeria on Tuesday and there was nothing incriminating found in his possession.

He said after being investigated by Egyptian security agencies they told him his papers were valid and they can’t detained him in Cairo.

Recalled, Mamu was the lead negotiator of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack where over 60 passengers were kidnapped.

Recently, he was able to secure the release of some kidnapped passengers as well as to persuade the terrorists not to kill them when they threatened to kill the passengers if their demands were not met .

However, he decided to pull out as the lead negotiator after he alleged that there was threats to his life and attempted blackmail by the constituted authorities.

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