How Soldiers helped me to escape – Wadume
The Nigeria Police Force has re-arrested Hamisu Wadume, a high-profile kidnap kingpin in Taraba State who was set free by soldoers.
Wadume was being transported to Abuja on August 6 after his initial arrest by police officers on a covert operation before being attacked by troops of 93 Battalion based in Takum, Taraba State.
The attack led to the death of three officers including a civilian while Wadume was set free by the soldiers.
The incident led to a face-off between the police and the Nigerian Army with a panel set-up to investigate the matter.
Confirming Wadume’s arrest on Monday in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State, Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said that his capture would shed light to everything hidden about his escape and the killing of the policemen by soldiers.
He said, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, believes 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,in video released by the police, Wadume explained how he was rearrested.
The billionaire kidnap kingpin has confessed in the vedeo how soldiers aided his escape on August 6 after he was arrested by police detectives.
In the 41-second video, Wadume, who spoke in Hausa, sai : “I am Hamisu Bala also known as Wadume. The police came to Ibi and arrested me.
“After arresting me, they were taking away when soldiers went after them and opened fire and some policemen were killed.
“From there the soldiers took me to their headquarters and cut off the handcuffs on my hands and I ran away.
“Since I ran away, I have been hiding until now that the police arrested me.”