The Federal High Court, Abuja has granted the request of the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain the former terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days.
It was reported that Justice Nkeonye Maha ruled on the ex-parte motion moved by the Counsel of the DSS, Ahmed Magaji.
The DSS in the motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 dated and filed Sept. 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 kidnaped in March.
CEOAFRICA had reported that on Sept. 6th, 2022,Tukur Mamu was arrested by Foreign Security Agents in Cairo, Egypt and was detained before he was sent back to Nigeria.
Earlier the DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunaya urged Nigerians to allow the Agency to concentrate on the ongoing investigations as it is mind-boggling and not find fault in the Agency.
Meanwhile, an Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi, to whom Mamu is an aide, had condemned the arrest and called out the DSS to charge Mamu to court if it the Agency have evidence against him rather than keeping him in custody.