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Alhaji Tukur Mamu, the main negotiator between bandits and the passengers kidnapped from a Kaduna-bound train in March, has been arrested in Cairo, capital of Egypt.

He was arrested and detained by Interpol at the Cairo International Airport while awaiting a connecting flight to Saudi Arabia. Alhaji Mamu, who is the Publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper in Kaduna, negotiated the release of some of the victims of the March 2022 Kaduna Train attack.

It is unclear why Mr Mamu was arrested and returned to Nigeria. It may not be unconnected to the role he plays in negotiating release of victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack by bandits.