Tukur Mamu: Outcome of investigation mind-boggling, says DSS, urge citizens against unguarded comments


The Department of State Services (DSS) says the outcome of investigations of the arrested publisher of Desert Herald snd bandits’ negotiator, Tukur Mamu, is mind-boggling, cautioning the public against further comments on the subject pending court determination.

In a statement by Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesman maintained on Sunday, that the Service won’t be distracted by the comments relating to Mamu’s arrest.

“The Department of State Services (DSS) has followed, with keen observation, overzealous comments by sections of the public in view of issues relating to the arrest and investigation of Tukur Mamu,” the statement read.

“The Service wishes that it is not distracted by some of the skewed narratives pervading the media space.

“Instead, it requests to be left alone to concentrate on the ongoing investigations, the outcomes of which have remained mind-boggling. Meanwhile, the Service will cease further comments on the subject matter since the Court will determine its course. Consequently, the public is hereby enjoined to desist from making unguarded utterances and await the court proceedings.”

The DSS comment is coming hours after cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi asked the Service to either charge the publisher of Desert Herald to court or release him from detention following Mamu’s arrest in Cairo, Egypt.

Gumi told the DSS during his weekly preaching at Sultan Bello Mosque on Saturday to let his aide face trial, maintaining that keeping him in custody is intimidating to his family.