Tukur Mamu, the self-appointed ransom negotiator of the terrorists responsible for the attack on the Kaduna-Abuja train and a longtime ally of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, stashed away foreign currencies and other military equipment in his private and official residence, the DSS found.
This was disclosed in a press statement issued by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the agency. It read, “So far, appropriate security agencies have executed valid search warrants on Mamu’s residence and office. During the processes, incriminating materials including military accouterments were recovered.”
“Other items include large amounts in different currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments. While further investigations continue, Mamu will, sure, have a day in court.”
Recall that we earlier reported the account of sources that said Mamu’s arrest was connected to his suspicious links with the terrorists responsible for the dastardly attack, with a possible motive being to puncture claims of security gains by the incumbent administration.
Indeed, the terrorists displayed unusual media sophistication, eager to publicize their torture of victims while delaying or outrightly rejecting ransom and recovery efforts. Mamu was said to have helped implement the terror and propagandist warfare staged by the terrorists.
His links to Atiku Abubakar, who previously threatened more deaths if not elected in 2019, have given rise to insinuations of a nexus involving all three actors.