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Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume, rearrested

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Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume, rearrested

A suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, Hamisu Wadume, has been re-arrested.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear when and where Wadume was taken into custody, but a source privy to the development informed PREMIUM TIMES about it on Tuesday.

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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.

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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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