Police release statement on re-arrest of Taraba Kidnap Kingpin

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday confirmed that it has rearrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume.

DCP Frank Mba, the spokesman of the force, announced this in a statement to Okay.ng on Tuesday.

Mba disclosed that Wadume was re-arrested at his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano state.

The statement reads: “His arrest followed massive manhunt launched by the Police special forces and IRT members.

“The operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.

“He was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday, August 19, at his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.

“It would be recalled that the Police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, since August 6, following the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State which resulted in the brutal murder of three Police Officers 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.”

It can be recalled that Wadume escaped when some soldiers intercepted and opened fire on policemen who had earlier arrested the kidnap kingpin.

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