Why Bandit Negotiator, Tukur Mamu Was Arrested In Egypt Revealed


Tukur Mamu, acclaimed mediator between the bandits who kidnapped Abuja-kaduna train victims, was today arrested in Cairo, Egypt while he en route Saudi Arabia.

Tukur Mamu who mediated  between passengers of Kaduna-Abuja train attacked in March and who were taken hostage by the bandits, was reported detained in Egypt by the Egyptian police while he en route Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.

His arrest came after he had pulled out of the negotiation between the bandits and the hostages claiming that there was an attempt by the Federal Government of Nigeria to blackmail him. He had also been accused of benefiting from banditry and terrorism, an allegation he has denied while speaking to Daily Trust Newspaper.

However, report says he has been freed by the Egyptian security authority after being detained for 24 hours. Also, it is reported that he has been repatriated to Nigeria after nothing incriminating was found on him.

However, Investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has revealed through her Twitter handle that Tukur’s arrest in Egypt was influenced by the Nigerian government. According to her, the Nigerian government ordered the arrest of Tukur Mamu

“Tukur Mamu has been arrested in Egypt on orders of the Nigerian government. He’s the bandit negotiator in the Abuja-Kaduna train attack and abductions”, he tweet read.


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