The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Mamu who is a media consultant to Ahmed Gumi, the popular Islamic cleric, was at the forefront of negotiations for the release of the Kaduna-train captives.
AbaCityBlog had reported how Mamu was earlier detained at the Cairo International Airport in Egypt while he was on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.
According to Daily Trust, DSS operatives were stationed at the entrance of the international wing of the airport in Kano minutes before the aircraft bringing Mamu landed.
The newspaper said heavily armed operatives who were also in company of others dressed in mufti, were on guard at the entrance of the arrival section of the international wing while the three vehicles with Kano plate numbers (two hilux and one hiace) packed by the entrance.
Soon as passengers began to come out from the arrival section, the paper said one of the hilux moved forward while luggages, presumably of Mamu and his family members were loaded in one of the other two vehicles.
Mamu and his family were reportedly conveyed in the hiace bus after they were apprehended by the entrance of the aircraft.