By Uzair Adam Imam
The Department of State of Service (DSS) has detained a staff member of Desert Herald, a Kaduna-based publication owned by Tukur Mamu, the negotiator of Kaduna train hostage.
The staff, idefied as Mubarak Tinja, was detained after he was invited by the security operatives to retrieve phones and other devices that were fetched from Mamu’s house.
It was gathered that Tinja was accompanied by his friend to the Kaduna office of the DSS around 5 pm where they detained him.
According to a source, “The DSS went to the house and left a note for Mubarak Tinja to come to their office for the phones they collected and so he went with a friend.
“Sometime around 9pm, security agents asked his friend to return home and when he asked of Tinja, they said they were keeping him for questioning,” he said.
Mamu is the Spokesperson of the Kaduna- based cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, and had led the negotiation for the release of some of the abductees of March 2022 Kaduna train attack.
The Daily Really reported that the negotiator was first arrested by Interpol on Tuesday in Egypt and picked up by DSS in Kano as his plane touched the ground.
The DSS subsequently said Mamu has questions to answer regarding the rising insecurity in the country.
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