DSS Accuses Tukur Mamu Of Aiding, Abetting Acts Of Terrorism

Written by on September 14, 2022

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused Tukur Mamu, the Kaduna train attack negotiator, of aiding and abetting acts of terrorism.

This was made known in an affidavit in support of an ex-parte motion filed before Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Justice Maha had issued a ruling on the ex-parte motion moved by counsel to the DSS, Ahmed Magaji, granting the security agency permission to detain Mamu for 60 more days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

The security agency alleged that Mamu, the publisher of Desert Herald, was involved in the funding of international and local terrorism.

Mamu was arrested at the Kano International Airport after he returned from Egypt where he had been detained on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

The DSS further alleged that Mamu, who negotiated between terrorists and families of kidnap victims, was part of an international terrorist network and used the cover of journalism to perpetrate his deeds.

The DSS, in the application, had sought “an order enabling the State Security Service/applicant to detain the respondent (Mamu) for a period of 60 days in the first instance, pending the conclusion of investigation.”

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