The Police on Tuesday said it has rearrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, in a hideout in Kano State.

Mr. Wadume was earlier arrested by the Police Intelligence Response Team but the team was waylaid by soldiers in Takum, Taraba State.

The soldiers were said to have freed the kidnap kingpin after killing three police operatives and a civilian, thereby sparking nationwide outrage.

But a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, confirmed Mr. Wadume was re-arrested on Monday at his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.

“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 August 19 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 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,” Mba said.


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