A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has given the Department of State Services (DSS) the permission to detain Tukur Mamu, the bandit negotiator, for 60 more days.
The presiding judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, gave the order while ruling on an ex-parte motion moved by DSS counsel, Ahmed Magaji, on Tuesday.
In the motion marked dated and filed September 12, DSS had urged the court to grant its reliefs to enable it to conclude its investigation on Mamu.
Mamu, the media aide to popular Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has been involved in negotiations for the release of persons abducted during an attack on a train in Kaduna, in March 2022.
Commenting on his arrest, Gumi had said detaining Mamu is an act of terrorism and that the DSS should either charge him to court or release him.
Reacting, the secret police said it would not be distracted by “skewed utterances.”
DSS described the outcome of the agency’s investigation on Mamu as “mind-boggling.”