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Police re-arrests Wadume, the Taraba kidnap kingpin, without a conspiracy cover-up

Police re-arrests Wadume, the Taraba kidnap kingpin, without a conspiracy cover-up

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Police have re-arrested the suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba, Hamisu Wadume who was freed by soldiers earlier this month while being transported by IRT personnel to Jalingo, the state capital.

It was not immediately clear when and where Mr Wadume was taken into custody, but the source learnt about the development on Tuesday.

Mr Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday. The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later.

Mr 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.

(Source: Premium Times)

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