Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, the Taraba millionaire kidnap kingpin who was rearrested on Tuesday by the police, reveals that soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed the police officers who arrested him.
According to him, the soldiers killed the policemen to free him.
Naija Buzz News reported how the Nigeria Police accused soldiers of the Nigerian Army 93 Battalion of killing three of its highly trained men and a civilian in order to release Alhaji Hamisu.
The policemen who were attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team had apprehended the kidnap kingpin and were conveying him to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo, the state capital, when they were intercepted by the soldiers.
Alhaji Hamisu who was on handcuff and leg chain after his arrest by the policemen fled after he was released by the soldiers.
On Tuesday we reported how the kidnap kingpin was apprehended at his hideout at Layin Mai Allo located in the Hotoro area of Kano State.
He confessed that he was released by soldiers who cut off his handcuffs after attacking the policemen who arrested him.
“I am Hamisu Bala also known as Wadume. The police came to Ibi & arrested me.
“After arresting me, they were taking me (to the Police Command Headquarters Jalingo) when soldiers went after them, opened fire & some policemen were killed.
“From there, the soldiers took me to their HQ & 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.”
The police had few days ago discovered that the suspect had inside connections in the military and the police.
Mr. Frank Mba, the spokesman of the Nigeria Police, also confirmed Alhaji Hamisu’s arrest. He noted that his rearrested would unravel the hidden truth over the incident.
“The police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect, 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 suspect, who was appropriately restrained at the time of the incident, was subsequently released by his “rescuers” after they had destroyed the restraining handcuffs,” Mba stated.
The Inspector General of Police also expressed gratitude to the police team who rearrested the suspect.
Jonathan Dennis is an Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He oversees the production and publication of stories on NaijaBuzz.News and on Naija Buzz News TV. The former banker left his banking job to join Naija Buzz News in 2019. He was briefly the head of the “Wetin Dey Happen” news team. Jonathan is a proud ‘Akwa-Ibomite’ from Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria.