The officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) has raided the Desert Herald Newspaper office and residence of the lead negotiator for the release of the Kaduna train attack hostages, “Tukur Mamu” in the early hours of Thursday in Kaduna State.
Desert Herald Newspaper office which is located at the Ungwan Rimi area of the Kaduna state capital and his residence located at Ungwan Dosa also in the city centre was raided by more 50 secret police officers at about 3am on Thursday.
According to channels television report, a staff of the company, who did not want his name to be me disclosed, said that the heavily armed DSS officers stormed the two locations in over twenty patrol vehicles, and ransacked the nook and cranny of the buildings. DSS also carted away with laptops, phones and many documents.
Furthermore, the source said that during investigation by the DSS, nothing incriminating was found in both the residence as well as the office of Mamu.
Mamu, is the spokesman for Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, “Sheikh Ahmad Gumi”, and was arrested by DSS on Wednesday afternoon at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport over some issues regarding security especially as it relates to banditry and terrorism.
He was first arrested on Tuesday by Interpol at the Cairo International Airport while trying to board a flight to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj, along with his two wives and sons.