Soldiers aided my escape – Wadume

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Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, has said that soldiers aided his escape after they killed his captors on August 6.

Recall that three of the detectives attached to the special anti-kidnap squad of the Inspector General of Police and two civilians were killed when soldiers opened fire on the team that arrested the billionaire kidnapper.

The shooting of the officers sparked a verbal attack between the police and the army.

Wadume, who was re-arrested by police detectives in his hideout in Kano on Monday, confessed in a video during interrogation that soldiers assisted him to escape, The Nation reports.

In the 41-second video, Wadume, who spoke in Hausa, said: “I am Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume. The police came to Ibi and arrested me.

“After arresting me, they were taking me away when soldiers went after them and opened fire, and some policemen were killed.

“From there, the soldiers took me to their headquarters and cut off the handcuffs on my hands, and I ran away.

“Since I ran away, I have been hiding until now that the police arrested me.