Officers of the Department of State Services, DSS, have alleged that Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald and bandits’ negotiator was on his way to a secret meeting with top leaders of terrorist groups across the world when he got arrested by the Interpol at the airport in Cairo, Egypt.
According to the Punch Newspapers, the agency made this claim during a court hearing on Tuesday where it revealed that following its preliminary investigations, it was found that Alhaji Mamu was not attending Lesser Hajj as he confessed but was rather en route to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with world top terrorist leaders. Apart from the meeting he was attending, the agency also claimed that Mamu was involved in the supply of logistics and other activities that encourage terrorism.
Recall that Mamu was arrested on September 6 upon arrival in Cairo from where he was meant to take a flight to Saudi Arabia. He was repatriated back to Nigeria on September 8 and on arriving at the International Airport, Kano, he was picked up by operatives of the DSS. They have detained him since then.
It was also reported that the agency raided Mamu’s residence and office in Kaduna from where they recovered several incriminating materials including military gears, a large sum of money in different currencies, Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for different currencies, and many other items.
After the court hearing yesterday, the agency were granted freedom to detain Mamu for another sixty days so they can carry out all the investigations they need to make.