By Eseoghene Emuke
A crack team of the Nigeria Police Force has re-arrested fleeing kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, in his hideout.
The wanted suspected was arrested in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State on Monday night.
In a statement signed by the Police Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, confirmed the development on Tuesday.
In the three-paragraph statement, Mba said “The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have re-arrested the notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume.
“He (Wadume) was re-arrested in the late hours of yesterday (Monday) 19th August, 2019 in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.”
Meanwhile, the Inspector General Police, Mr Muhammad Adamu has hailed the re-arrest of the suspected notorious kidnapper, saying that his arrested would help unravel the incident which led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers.
He also commended the personnel who carried out Wadume’s re-arrested.
The statement added, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni while commending the police operatives for their perseverance and painstaking efforts, has expressed his profound gratitude to all Nigerians for their unparalleled show of love and empathy to the Force and the families of the officers and patriotic civilians who paid the supreme price in the service of their fatherland.
“It’s his (IGP’s) belief that the re-arrest of the suspect, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, 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.”
It could be recalled that the police had been on the massive manhunt for the suspect since 6th August, 2019 following the in the unfortunate incident in Ibi, Taraba State where soldiers reportedly killed three policemen and civilian while conveying arrested Wadume to the state police command in Jaligo.