Police Re-arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume In Kano Hideout


The Nigeria Police high command on Tuesday announced that its operatives have re-arrested the notorious Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday, August 19, 2019 in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State. 

Mba said the Police had been on the massive manhunt for Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume since August 6, 2019 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 police spokesman said that the notorious Wadume was appropriately restrained at the time of the incident, but was subsequently released by his “rescuers” after they had destroyed the restraining handcuffs. 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed A. Adamu while commending the Police operatives for their perseverance and painstaking efforts, expressed 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.

IGP Adamu expressed the belief that the re-arrest of 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. 

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