kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, confesses soldiers aided his escape
Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has revealed how men of the Nigeria Army aided his escape on August 6 after he was arrested by the police.
Recall that the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, had earlier narrated how police operatives, led by ASP Felix Adolije of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reportedly came under sudden attack by soldiers along Ibi–Jalingo Road.
Two police officers attached to the special anti-kidnap squad of the Inspector General of Police and a civilian were killed when the soldiers opened fire on them.
The development had sparked a public row between the police and soldiers.
READ ALSO: Most wanted kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, arrested in Kano
In fresh developments, Hamisu, who has since been re-arrested by police detectives in a hideout in Kano, confessed on live television during police interrogation that soldiers assisted him to escape.
Wadume, who spoke in Hausa, said, “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.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: 4 yrs after completion, Kwara PHC facility inactive, rural dwellers in pains
In the middle of the night sometime in September 2019, Fatimah Ballah struggled with severe pains as she tries to...
INVESTIGATION: How Oyo State, contractors spent N1.1bn on water projects, but communities don’t have a drop
Multimillion naira water projects largely initiated by the late Abiola Ajimobi-led state government in Oyo State to benefit over 40...
INVESTIGATION: In Cross River, civil servants retire into poverty as govt looks away, squanders funds on frivolities
Thousands of civil servants in Cross River State struggle to stay alive as they are denied their gratuities and monthly...
Students suffer as contractors abandon Kano school projects after receiving over N70m
In 2019, to improve the condition of public schools in Kano State, the Federal Government disbursed millions of naira to...
SPECIAL REPORT: World Bank road projects go bad in Enugu, as state govt fails to fulfill promise
Counterpart funded road projects between the world Bank and Enugu State government have started to fail, as the state government...