Alhaji Tukur Mamu, a hostage negotiator and Media Consultant to controversial Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has been arrested in Cairo, Egypt, with his family members.
Mamu, who was on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj, was detained at the Cairo International Airport for 24 hours and is being repatriated back to Nigeria.
Speaking with Daily Trust, Mamu said he left Nigeria Tuesday, and after being investigated by the Egyptian security agencies, nothing incriminating was found in his possession.
He alleged to a failed plot by the Nigerian government to detain him in another country just as was done to Sunday Igboho, adding that the Egyptian government found that his papers were genuine.
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Mamu is the lead negotiator between bandits who kidnapped Kaduna train passengers, and the passengers’ relatives.
He had pulled out of the negotiation with bandits after alleging threat to his life and attempted blackmail by the Nigerian Government.
The government is yet to react to Mamu’s claim, but some persons have accused him of conniving with terrorists, an allegation which he has denied.