Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume, arrested

The Taraba State’s suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, has been re-arrested and he is currently at the police custody in Abuja.

According to a statement by a spokesperson for the Police Headquarters, Frank Mba, the kidnap kingpin was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday, August 19, in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.

Mr Mba stated that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, commended the police operatives for their perseverance and painstaking efforts.

According to him, the IGP also commended Nigerians for the show of love and empathy over the incident.

The spokesperson said that the IGP, “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,” the statement noted.

Recall that the police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, Hamisu Bala Wadume since August 6, following the Taraba State incident which resulted in the brutal murder of three policemen and two civilians, and injury to five 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.

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