Suspected kidnap kingpin, who has been rearrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano, Bala Hamisu, alias Wadume, has confessed that friendly soldiers opened fire on police officers that first arrested him and then unchained him.
Wadume, who was re-arrested by police officers in his hideout in Kano yesterday evening, August 19, was quoted by the spokesman of the Force headquarters, Frank Mba as saying: “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.”
Frank Mba had said on August 7 that policemen from the Intelligence Response Team who were taking Wadume to the command headquarters in Jalingo were attacked by soldiers.
The police officers were shot dead while the suspect was set free. The army, however, said the policemen were mistaken for kidnappers.