Hamisu Wadume, the notorius kidnap kingpin, has revealed how soldiers in Benue state rescued him when he was arrested by police officers on August 6th.
Speaking in Hausa, Wadume who was arrested in Kano yesterday August 19th, said
“I am Hamisu Bala also known as Wadume. The police came to Ibi and arrested me. After arresting me, they were taking away when soldiers went after them and opened fire and some policemen were killed. From there the soldiers took me to their headquarters and cut off the handcuffs on my hands and I ran away”
Wadume’s confession corroborates the statement released by the Nigeria Police Force on August 7th in which it accused the soldiers of killing the policemen that effected the arrest of Wadume. Three of the detectives attached to the special anti-kidnap squad of the Inspector General of Police and a civilian were killed when soldiers opened fire on them.
The Nigerian Army denied the allegation, claiming its officers mistook the police officers as kidnappers.