Operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the alleged notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.
According to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer Frank MBA, Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday, 19th August, 2019 in 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 6th August, 2019 following the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State which resulted in the brutal murder of three (3) Police Officers and two (2) civilians, and injury to five (5) 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 statement reads.
Mba said the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has commended Police operatives for their perseverance and painstaking efforts, while thanking Nigerians for their show of love and empathy to the Force and the families of the officers and patriotic civilians who paid the supreme price during the unfortunate incident in Ibi.
“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.”
Meanwhile the re-arrested suspect has confirmed in a video recorded in Hausa that since his release by the army at their base in Ibi, he has been hiding in Kano where he was arrested.