The Department of State Security Service, DSS, has said military items, currencies were found during the raid on the Kaduna residence and office of the terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Mamu was arrested alongside his family members in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, on Tuesday.
The terrorists’ negotiator was on his way to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj when he was arrested and detained at the Cairo International Airport.
Upon his return to the country on Wednesday, the DSS arrested Mamu and took him into custody.
Mamu is the lead negotiator between the government and terrorists who attacked and kidnapped many people as hostages from a Kaduna-Abuja train on March 28, 2022.
The Spokesman for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, who confirmed the raid on Mamu’s residence in a statement on Thursday, said, “So far, appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office. During the processes, incriminating materials including military accoutrements were recovered.
“Other items include large amounts in different currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments.”
Afunaya noted that Mamu would be charged to court.
“While further investigations continue, Mamu will, sure, have a day in court,” the DSS Spokesman stated.
The officers who raided Mamu’s residence had ransacked every nook and cranny of the house and reportedly carted away laptops, phones and documents.
According to PUNCH, sources had earlier claimed nothing incriminating was found in both the residence and office of Mamu.
The sources said no fewer than 50 heavily armed operatives in Toyota Hilux, Toyota Highlander as well as military vehicles raided both the residence and office.