Who is Tukur Mamu?
Tukur Mamu is a Nigerian journalist. He is the publisher of the Desert Herald Newspaper, which is a print media outlet situated in Kaduna.
On January 6th, Tukur Mamu was brought into this world. Yobe State, in Nigeria, is his home state.
He is the publisher of the Desert Herald Newspaper and the Bandits’ Negotiator, and he also holds the position of Editor-in-Chief.
He is well-known for mediating negotiations between the terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers who took passengers from the Kaduna-Abuja train and the families of the people who were taken hostage.
His father, Mallam Mamu Duba Gari, was a respected Islamic scholar, and he was born into his family.
Why Is Tukur Mamu in the News?
Tukur Mamu is a Nigerian journalist. He was able to assist in the negotiations that led to the release of 11 hostages. They were taken hostage on the train that was headed to Kaduna in March 2022 when it was attacked by gunmen.
Additionally, Tukur Mamu had been instrumental in securing the freedom of seven additional hostages in the month of July 2022.
During an interview with Arise TV, Tukur Mamu stated that there was a lack of zeal from the government to support him in negotiating the release of the abducted train victims, which caused him to cease negotiation for the victim release. This was stated by Mamu during the interview.
What Was Tukur Mamu Deported & Arrested?
Tukur Mamu was taken into custody on multiple occasions during the administrations that came before this one for allegedly publishing content that was deemed to be controversial on his newspaper platform.
In addition, the security authorities had conducted multiple searches at his newspaper company, that is based in Unguwar Sarki.
He is involved in charitable work in Kaduna, primarily for those who are less fortunate.
Tukur Mamu, the negotiator for the Abuja-Kaduna train attackers, was taken into custody by Egyptian authorities and deported back to Kano while he was on his way to Saudi Arabia.
After being deported from Egypt, Desert Herald publisher Tukur Mamu was apprehended at the airport and taken away by agents from the Department of State Services (DSS), also known as the State Security Service (SSS).
Tukur Mamu, the mediator in the Kaduna train attack, has been charged with providing material support for terrorist activities by the Department of State Services (DSS). The allegations against him also included funding terrorism.
The Department of State Services (DSS) filed an ex parte motion in a Nigerian federal court, and the judge ruled in favor of the DSS, allowing them to extend Tukur Mamu’s detention for another 60 days while they finish their investigation.
What We Know About Tukur Mamu’s Family
Mallam Mamu Duba Gari, an eminent Islamic scholar, is Tukur Mamu’s father. Tukur Mamu’s middle name is Duba. He was one of two brothers. Her brother was known by the name Late Muh’d Danladi Mamu. In September of 2021, his brother passed away.
Mallam Muhammad Danladi Mamu, Tukur Mamu’s brother, was an educated and well-trained educationist. He passed away a year ago.
He has four Muslim wives, all of whom he has wed. He is a father to ten children. Hajiya Bilkisu, his wife, passed away in April of 2022. She had reached the age of 44. The Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna was where she passed away.
What is Tukur Mamu’s Ethnicity & Religion?
Tukur Mamu’s nationality is Nigerian. His religion is Muslim. He’s of Fulani or Kanuri tribe.
What’s Tukur Mamu’s Net Worth?
Tukur Mamu’s net worth is is estimiated at $1.2 million.