Notorious Kidnapper, Wadume Has Links With Ex-general, Politicians
The inability of security agencies to arrest Hamisu Bala, alleged kidnap kingpin, popularly known as ‘Wadume’, has continued to fuel the insinuations that Bala has ties with army operation in Taraba and other conflict areas of North East.
Bala, an alleged notorious kidnapper was at the centre of the tragic Army/police confrontation that led to the killing of three members of the crack Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
So far, search for the fugitive has yielded nothing. “It is very much like Wadume vanished into thin air all of sudden,” explained a security source in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.
This, according to the source couldn’t have been possible unless the fugitive is well connected. “We wouldn’t be surprised if Wadume winds up dead because the manner of his rescue from police arrest by a crack team like IRT leaves so many questions unanswered” the source added.
Wadume strangely escaped custody despite being under police standard lockdown with hands cuffed to the back and legs in manacles. Police authorities have queried the Army who ambushed the team of police operatives on why the suspect wasn’t taken into custody and processed for future reference.
Even more, Sunday Independent investigations revealed what appears to be a strong link between the suspect and local politicians in Taraba State.
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