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Abuja/Kaduna Train Negotiator Formally Announces His Withdrawal



The lead negotiator between the federal government and the terrorists, Tukur Mamu has announced his withdrawal from further interfacing between the duo blaming the government for his action.

It will be recalled that the terrorist group requested for the release of 51 of their members, but he stressed that, “through power of dialogue and engagement I was able to singlehandedly scale that number to only 10 and communicated with audio backing the development to the relevant authorities.”

This was just as he disclosed that “I can confirm without doubt that the Kuje Correctional Centre attack was executed and coordinated by the same group that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna bound train, because they gave indications of imminent attacks to that effect which I shared.”

According to a statement signed by Mamu, a copy made available on Wednesday in Kaduna to pressmen however disclosed that the recent attack on Kuje prison had vindicated his earlier advice to the authorities.

He said, he shared some intelligence reports to both the government and the security agencies before the Kuje prison attack but nothing was done.

Mamu who is also the spokesman of Sheikh Gumi further disclosed that the renewed threats by the terrorists were as a result of the failure of the federal government to meet up with their demands.

He lamented there was unnecessary delay in giving them even a precise feedback by the government, saying, “now they have not only succeeded in carrying out another successful attack that indicts the nature of our intelligence and capacity to respond promptly but have also succeeded in releasing doses of their members which would have been averted if action has been taken to give them only 10 and secure the release of the train victims.

He added that “with the current sad development at the highest official level of government, I am formally announcing my withdrawal completely from this service and to announce to the world that my life is also being threatened.

“It should also be on record that if anything happens to me certainly it is not the terrorists but within the corrupt society we are in.

He pointed out that, “In all this risky, painful and frustrating engagement which government is yet to acknowledge and appreciate I have more than 100 documented audios that I shared with the relevant authorities. For the purpose of this important press release and to authenticate my claims, I will also share 4 of the latest audios.”