Taraba Police Killings: Kidnapping Kingpin Hasimu Wadume Re-arrested

Taraba Police Killings: Kidnapping Kingpin Hasimu Wadume Re-arrested

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 20, 2019
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EFCC Samuel Semion, Cletus Joseph, Mathew Kuyau

Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested and transferred to the police headquarters in Abuja.

It was not immediately clear when and where Mr. Wadume was taken into custody but he was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

Taraba Hamisu Wadume
Hamisu Wadume

The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later.

Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three police officers and a civilian.

The attack immediately sparked friction between police and the Nigerian Army, as well as a nationwide apprehension, prompting President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation.

The investigation panel, which includes persons with police and military background, was initially scheduled to conclude its findings last week, but the team sought additional two weeks to wrap up.

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