Hamisu Bala Wadume, the Suspected Millionaire Kidnap Kingpin
Hamisu Bala Wadume, the Suspected Millionaire Kidnap Kingpin

In a video clip from the Nigerian Police twitter handle, the re-arrested millionaire kidnapper, Hamisu Bala Wadume, has explained how he escaped from the operatives of Intelligence Response Team on August 6.

The kidnap kingpin who escaped from the custody of IRT operatives with help from personnel of the Nigerian Army attached to Battalion 93, Takum, Taraba State, as the police conveyed the kidnap suspect from the scene of his arrest.

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Hamisu Wadume, who spoke in Hausa in the video clip, implicated soldiers of the Battalion 93, Takum, Taraba State for aiding his escape from IRT custody. The attack resulted in the murder of three policemen and two civilians while five others sustained various degree of injuries.

The suspected millionaire kidnap kingpin who is said to have received millions of naira ransom from his victims was rearrested on Monday 19 August.

He said in the video clip,

My name is Hamisu Bala Wadume.

Police came to arrest me, When they arrested me, army chased after them and opened fire.

From there, they (soldiers) took me to their headquarters and cut up my handcuffs.

I went back to my house and Police came to re-arrest me…

The Nigerian Army in its reaction to the incident of 19 August, explained that the soldiers attacked the IRT operatives when they mistook them for criminals, following a distress call they had received.

Watch the Video Clip below




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