An Abuja Federal High Court, on Tuesday, granted permission to the Department of State Services to detain the former Kaduna train attack negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days.
Justice Nkeonye Maha, gave the ruling in response to an ex-parte motion moved by the DSS counsel, Ahmed Magaji.
DSS, in the motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 dated and filed September 12, had urged the court to grant its reliefs to enable it to conclude its investigation on Mamu, who had been leading the negotiation with the terrorists for the release of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped since March.
Recall that Mamu was arrested at Cairo International Airport on September 6, 2022, on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.
Following his arrest, DSS on Thursday raided his residence and office in Kaduna.
DSS, Peter Afunanya, while confirming the raid 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.”