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.
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.”
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