Gumi's Aide, Mamu is an International Terrorism Sponsor – DSS

Alt: = "Sheikh Gumi and his aide Mamu"

The Department of State Services (DSS) has told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the detained terrorists' negotiator, Tukur Mamu is a member of an international terrorist network using the cover of journalism to commit crime. 

This was contained in an affidavit presented before a Federal High Court, Abuja, by DSS to seek the court’s permission to extend Mamu's detention, pending the conclusion of its ongoing investigation. 

Mamu, who is an aide to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric, has been involved in negotiations for the release of persons abducted during an attack on a Kaduna-bound train in March.

According to the DSS, Mamu who had negotiated the release of some victims kidnapped by bandits during the Abuja -Kaduna train attack, was arrested on his way to meet some top international terrorists at a forum in Saudi Arabia. 

The affidavit stated that, “the self-acclaimed Kaduna train negotiator exploit the opportunity to perpetrate, aid and abets as well as render support to both local and international terrorist organisations”.

Some of the items the State Security Service said it recovered from Mamu’s residence and office include; 151 dollars, 20 pounds sterling; 1, 530 Indian Rupees; one Saudi Riyald; 70 Dirham; one million, five hundred and six thousand naira; and 16 assorted foreign coins.

The DSS also alleged that two packs of pump action cartridges; 16 ATM cards from both local and foreign banks; seven cheque books of different banks; six laptops; four tablets; 24 handsets and three international passports belonging to Mamu; one firearm licence; eight pieces of Nigerian Army uniforms; 16 pieces of Nigerian Naval uniforms were recovered from the suspect.

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