Taraba Police Killings: Soldiers Aided My Escape – Notorious Kidnapper Wadume (Video)

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Rearrested suspected kidnapper, Hamisu Bala Wadume, has implicated soldiers of the Nigerian Army, saying in a video clip posted on the verified Twitter handle of Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday, that they aided his escape from the operatives of Intelligence Response Team on August 6.

Wadume escaped from the custody of IRT operatives when they came under attack from soldiers attached to Battalion 93, Takum, Taraba State, as they conveyed the him from the scene of his arrest.

In the said attack, three policemen and a civilian were killed, while five other operatives were wounded.

The Army later explained that the soldiers mistook the IRT operatives for kidnappers, following a distress call they had received.

According to the army, the police officers were killed after they opened fire on soldiers.

The police strongly rebuffed this narrative, saying their men properly identified themselves but were shot nevertheless.

Wadume was re-arrested on Monday, August 19, Force spokesperson Frank Mba said on Tuesday.

In the video Wadume, who spoke in Hausa, invariably implicated soldiers at the Battalion 93, Takum, Taraba State.

He said, “My name is Hamisu Bala Wadume.

“Police came to arrest me, When they arrested me, army chased after them and opened fire.

“From there, they (soldiers) took me to their headquarters, and cut up my handcuffs.

“I went back to my house and Police came to re-arrest me…”

Watch the video…

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