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After Disappearing under a curious circumstance, the inspector
general of police intelligence response team (IRT) has re-arrested millionaire
kingpin, Hamisu Wadume
Wadume had escaped when the operatives of the Intelligence Response team came under attack from soldiers attached to 93 battalions, takum in Taraba state
as they conveyed the kidnap suspect from the scene of his arrest     


Force spokesman,
Dcp Frank Mba in a statement obtained through a Police force verified facebook account said his arrest followed massive manhunt launched by the police
intelligence response team (IRT)
The statement read,
“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.”
The Police noted that
Wadume’s arrest, “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.”
He said the inspector
general of police, IGP Mohammed 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 families of officers and patriotic civilians who paid the supreme
price in service of their fatherland.
The force spokesman
said the IGP believe the rearrested of the suspect 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
Meanwhile the captured
kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume has confessed in a viral video how he was set free
from operatives of the intelligent response team (IRT)
In a video clip posted
on the verified Twitter handle of Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday, Wadume, who
spoke in Hausa, virtually implicated soldiers at the Battalion 93, Takum,
Taraba State, in his escape from the IRT custody.
Wadume who spoke in Hausa
Said “Police came to arrest me, When they arrested me, army chased after them
and opened fire.
“From there, they
(soldiers) took me to their headquarters, and cut up my handcuffs.
“I went back to my
house and Police came to re-arrest me…”
Wadume, who had
escaped from the custody of IRT operatives when they came under attack from
soldiers attached to Battalion 93, Takum, Taraba State, as they conveyed the
kidnap suspect from the scene of his arrest.
The Army later
explained that the soldiers attacked the IRT operatives when they mistook them
for criminals, following a distress call they had received.
In the said attack,
three policemen and a civilian were killed, while five other operatives
sustained injuries.
Wadume was, however,
re-arrested on the eve of Monday, August 19, Force spokesperson Frank Mba said
on Tuesday (today) on police verified facebook account

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