Tukur Mamu, a Kaduna-based publisher and lead negotiator in the release of hostages that were kidnapped by terrorists during the Abuja Kaduna train attack, has been arrested
Mamu, who is also the spokesperson for the popular Islamic scholar Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, was reportedly arrested alongside his family in Cairo, the Egyptian capital
A search has shown that Mamu was involved in the negotiation and released of about 25 of the victims held hostage by the terrorists
The Kaduna-based publisher, Tukur Mamu, who was the lead negotiator in the release of some train passengers, has been arrested in Egypt.
The Islamic scholar and spokesperson of the popular cleric, Sheikh Gumi, was arrested in Cairo, the Egyptian capital.
One of his latest negotiations is the release of 5 victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train terrorist attack on Tuesday, August 2.
The names of the victims included:
Professor Mustapha Umar
Imam Akibu Lawal
Shu’aibu Sidi Aminu Sharif
Tukur Mamu was also a lead negotiator in the release of 7 hostages, including an 18-month-old baby.
On Sunday, July 10, Mamu confirmed the release of the hostages in Kaduna and released their photographs and identity to journalists, which included a 60-year-old sick woman and a family of 6.
List of hostages released on July 10:
Aisha Hassan, the 60 years old woman
Abubakar Idris Garba
Maryama Garba (wife)
Ibrahim Garba (son)
Fatima Garba (Daughter)
Imran Garba (Son)
One-year-old Zainab Garba
On Saturday, June 11, Tukur announced the release of 11 train passengers, including 6 females and 5 males, by the terrorists’ den.
Below are their names:
Amina Ba’aba Mohammed (Gamba)
Peace A. Boy (Name not mentioned)
There are allegations that the publisher is acting more on the terrorists’ side rather than in the interest of Nigeria.
He had repeatedly rejected the allegations on several occasions.