The Oasis Reporters
August 21, 2019
After losing three of their best operatives and two civilian informants to a military supporter of a notorious kidnapper in Taraba State, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, the police quickly put their act together and proved great efficiency in tracking the hideout of the billionaire kidnapper in Hotoro area of Kano.
He was picked up following intelligence alert.
The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said the Inspector-General of Police, M. A. Adamu expressed confidence that the police will get in depth details of Wadume’s activities.
The statement said: “The operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.
“He was re-arrested in the late hours of yesterday, 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.
“Meanwhile, 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.”
Additional reporting: The Nation.