- Clerics in Nigeria have called for the arrest of an ally to the detained terrorists' negotiator Tukur Mamu
- The clerics urged the State Security Service (SSS) to take a step further to investigate and arrest Sheikh Ahmad Gumi
- According to the clerics, the arrest of Tukur Mamu has brought relative peace to the state in the northwest region
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Clerics under the National Inter-Faith Movement have called for the investigation and arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi by relevant security agencies in Nigeria.
The call by the clerics was made on Thursday, September 15, via a statement signed by NIM's national president, Reverend Amos Adah, and seen by Legit.ng.
Adah's statement follows the arrest of Tukur Mamu, the publisher of Desert Herald by the State Security Services in Cairo, Egpyt.
Mamu, a close ally to Gumi has been involved in facilitating the release of victims of the March 28, Kaduna-bound train attack by terrorists in the area.
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However, NIM's president said that Gumi must explain his relationship with the bandits, especially following the arrest of his media consultant and ally.
Peace restored in northwest
Adah also alleged that some level of peace has returned to the northwest region of the country, since the arrest of Mamu by the SSS.
"We have followed with keen interest the investigation and arrest of Mamu by the DSS. We must say that this proves that our security agencies are working without many words.
"The DSS also acted timely to take Mamu to court. This is a smart move in the right direction. Any individual or group who has decided to unleash anguish on fellow humans must be made to pay.
"On behalf of other Christian leaders in Kaduna and the entire northwest who have suffered from bandits, we say thank you to the intelligence community."
The statement further urged the SSS to take a step further by arresting Gumi as there is the possibility that Mamu could have been working based on his instructions.
"If there is evidence to tie down Mamu, certainly there will be more linked to his master, Gumi. Thus we charge our gallant officers to take the next brave step to arrest and prosecute Gumi.
“Consequently, we demand the immediate arrest and interrogation of Gumi who, by now, should be a person of interest to all intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
"He must tell Nigerians all he knows about the attack on the train which led to the death and kidnap of countless citizens from whom large sums were collected as ransom."
SSS gets court order to detain Tukur Mamu for longer days, details emerge
The publisher of Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu, would be detained for 60 days, a Federal High Court has ruled.
The court presided by Justice Nkeonye Maha granted a prayer made by the secret police over the investigation on Mamu on Tuesday, September 13.
According to the ruling of the court, Mamu would be held by the SSS for 60 days to allow the secret police to conclude its investigation
Kaduna terrorists' negotiator: DSS issues strong statement over Tukur Mamu's detention, gives Key reasons
The SSS had announced that the outcome of the investigation into some of the activities of Tukur Mamu, the publisher negotiating the release of abducted Kaduna train victims is mind-boggling.
The secret police in a statement also urged the public to desist from making comments regarding the arrest and detention of Mamu.
According to the SSS, the service will not be distracted from doing its job which is the ultimate protection of the people.