The Department of State Services (DSS) Tuesday told a Federal High Court (FHC) in Abuja that its preliminary investigation has revealed that hostage negotiator, Tukur Mamu, is into the sponsorship of terrorism.
In an affidavit in support of its ex-parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1617/2022 and filed before the court, the DSS also described Mamu as a logistic supplier to both local and foreign terror groups.
The security agency further disclosed that Mamu, who had been leading negotiations with the abductors of the Kaduna-bound train passengers was allegedly on his way to meet some foreign terrorist leaders when he was nabbed by the secret police.
Mamu was arrested alongside his two wives who were also deported. They were taken straight to the DSS facility upon arrival at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
Presiding Justice Evelyn Maha yesterday granted the motion ex-parte by counsel for the DSS, Ahmed Magaji.
The motion sought an order to detain Mamu, who is the publisher of Desert Herald, for 60 days in the first instance, pending the conclusion of the investigation.
The motion, dated September 12, was filed by U.N. Dauda, a lawyer with the security outfit.