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Release Mamu Tukur, apologize to him – Gumi tells DSS

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Islamic cleric, Ahmed Gumi, has said that  terrorists’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu has been treated unjustly by the Department of State Services, DSS.

Gumi said DSS must apologize to Tukur so he can forget everything and move on.

Recall that Mamu, the negotiator of the  Abuja-Kaduna train victims, was arrested on Tuesday at Cairo International Airport alongside his family.

After his repatriation on Wednesday, the DSS revealed that the journalist and publisher has questions to answer on the terrorism ravaging the nation and has been detained in their custody.

However, during a sermon at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Gumi demanded immediate action from the DSS, urging the service to either release the suspect or charge him to court without further delay.

He said the Nigerian constitution provides that anyone arrested over an alleged crime must be taken to court for trial within 24 hours.

Gumi also argued that Mamu was facing  intimidation from the secret police and that such was an act of terrorism.

He said, “Take him to court to face trial. Keeping him in custody despite being a family man was just to intimidate him. This intimidation is also terrorism. Arresting people unjustly is also terrorism; just like the terrorists do by going to somebody’s house to kidnap him.

“It’s not about Tukur Mamu, you all know that whenever they arrest innocent people, I always talk, not to talk of someone that I know and I’m only advising the government to release him so that we can apologize to him to forget what happened.”

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