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Police Arrest Wadume, Taraba Kidnap Kingpin

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has re-arrested Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kigpin in Taraba State.

Police Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, August 20.

Wadume’s “arrest followed massive manhunt launched by the Police special forces and IRT members,” Mba said in a statement.

The statement reads,

“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 Monday, August 19, at 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 August 6, 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.”

The statement added that Wadume’s arrest,” 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.”

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