Hamisu Bala, the wanted kidnap kingpin, has been arrested in Kano State. He was picked up Tuesday by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force at his hideout in Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.
His arrest followed massive manhunt for the suspect, who is popularly known by his nickname, Wadume. He went missing since 6th August, 2019, following the clash between soldiers and policemen who went to arrest him in Ibi, Taraba State. The clash resulted in the brutal murder of three Police Officers and two civilians, and injury to five others.
The suspect, who was appropriately restrained at the time of the incident, was subsequently released by his “rescuers” after they had destroyed the restraining handcuffs.
Police spokesman, Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of Police, who confirmed the development in a statement, said, ” The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, 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 is his 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.”