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Police Confirm Re-arrest Of Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ Wadume



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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday confirmed the re-arrest on notorious Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.

Naija News reported that a source had revealed the arrest of the wanted kidnap kingpin.

The source noted that the Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

In a statement sent to Naija News and signed by the NPF Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the Police disclosed that Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.

The statement reads in part: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,mni 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.”

The Police had been on the massive manhunt for Hamisu Bala Wadume since 6th August 2019 following the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State which resulted in the killing of three Police Officers, two civilians and injury to five others.