We found military uniforms, lots of money in Tukur Mamu’s house – DSS

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The Department of State Services (DSS) claims to have recovered incriminating documents including military equipment, large amounts of different currencies and denominations from the houses of bandit negotiator Tukur Mamu.

DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya revealed this in reaction to the Daily Trust’s investigation into a raid on Mamu’s home and office in Kaduna in the hours of Thursday.

The DSS said many of the things recovered were so incriminating, saying the arrested publisher will be brought to justice.

“So far, the relevant security agencies have executed valid search warrants at Mamu’s residence and office. During the processes, incriminating materials, including military equipment, were recovered.

“Other items include large amounts in various currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments. As other investigations continue, Mamu will definitely have a day in court,” Afunanya said.

“So far, the relevant security agencies have executed valid search warrants at Mamu’s residence and office. During the processes, incriminating materials, including military equipment, were recovered.

“Other items include large amounts in various currencies and denominations as well as financial transaction instruments. While other investigations continue, Mamu will certainly have a day in court.

Meanwhile, the secret police have tightened security around their facilities at their headquarters in Abuja.

One of our correspondents, who went there around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, observed the presence of an unusual number of masked service personnel.

A source at secret police headquarters told the Daily Trust that the deployment may not be unrelated to Mamu’s presence at the facility.

Security sources said Mamu was arrested for his alleged involvement in collecting ransoms and handing him over to terrorists in exchange for kidnapped victims.

Daily Trust had reported how Mamu was arrested at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano on Wednesday afternoon.

The Kaduna-based journalist, who was first arrested in Egypt, was held for 24 hours before being flown back to Nigeria.

Daily Trust observed that when the Egypt Air plane carrying him and his family members landed in Kano around 1.55pm, he was immediately picked up.

DSS agents were stationed at the entrance to the international wing of the airport several minutes before the plane landed.

Heavily armed officers who were also in the company of others dressed as mufti, stood guard at the entrance to the arrivals section of the international wing of the airport where three vehicles – two hilux and one hiace – with plates Kano license plates parked near the entrance.

As passengers began to exit the arrivals section, one of the hilux moved forward while the luggage, presumably of Mamu and her family members. The luggage was loaded into one of the vehicles while whoever picked up Mamu drove away.

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