The notorious kidnapper, Hamisu Bala Wadume, who has been re-arrested by the Police after he was set freed by the Army in circumstances that led to the Army killing three police officers in the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, has confessed to the process of his violent freedom in Taraba.
Bala Wadume in a short video narrated: “I was arrested by the Police. As they were talking me away, some solders trailed us and opened fire on us. They took me to the Barracks and loosed the handcuffs on me. Then, I was set free. I was taking cover in the bush when I was rearrested by the Police.”
The Nigeria Police had in a statement on Tuesday declared that the operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.
The Police had in the statement by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday narrated that Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.
It was recalled that the Police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, since 6th August, 2019 following the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State which resulted in the brutal murder of three (3) Police Officers and two (2) civilians, and injury to five (5) others.
“The suspect, who was appropriately restrained at the time of the incident, was subsequently released by his “rescuers” after they had destroyed the restraining handcuffs,” the Police stated.
The statement indicated that meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, while commending the Police operatives for their perseverance and painstaking efforts, has expressed his profound gratitude to all Nigerians for their unparalleled show of love and empathy to the Force and the families of the officers and patriotic civilians who paid the supreme price in the service of their fatherland.
“It is his belief that the re-arrest of the suspect, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, will no doubt, help in bringing answers to the numerous but hitherto unanswered questions touching on the incident and the larger criminal enterprise of the suspect,” Mba declared.
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