Alhaji Tukur Mamu, who was negotiating between bandits and the families of abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train, has been reportedly arrested in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
According to Daily Trust, Tukur Mamu was arrested alongside his family members on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.
He was detained at the Cairo International Airport for 24 hours and is being repatriated to Nigeria.
AbaCityBlog reports that Mamu, aide to Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, had during the attack on Kuje Prison in Abuja on July 5, revealed that the terrorists group behind the attack hinted him before they invaded the custodial facility.
Mamu, who negotiated the release of victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack from the terrorist group, told Leadership that he will be quitting the voluntary assignment of negotiation with the terrorists over government’s insincere attitude.
He also said his own life was in danger, adding that if anything untoward happens to him, the terrorists should not be blamed but the corrupt system.
Speaking on the attack on Kuje prison, Mamu said: “I can confirm without doubt that the Kuje Correctional Centre attack was executed and coordinated by the same group that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna bound train, because they gave indications of imminent attacks to that effect which I shared.
“I immediately passed this disturbing intelligence to all the relevant security agencies, the National Assembly leadership and other stakeholders. But sadly as at today, Wednesday, which is the dead line they gave, there is no word from anybody.