Hamisu Wadume, a Kidnap Kingpin in Taraba State, northern Nigeria, has been rearrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Though Naija News cannot clearly state where and when Wadume was arrested, a source, however, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, August 20.
The report noted that the Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Before his arrest, Wadume was a ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6 and was driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road.
The attack in its wake left three police officers and a civilian killed as well as Wadume’s escape.
Apparently displeased with the action of the army, the Nigeria police engaged its sister security agency in a Twitter war as well as nationwide anxiety, prompting President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation.
Naija News understands that the investigation panel, comprising persons with police and military background, was initially scheduled to conclude its findings last week, but the team sought an additional two weeks to wrap up.
— Nigeria News (@NaijaNews) August 20, 2019