Taraba Killings: How Policemen Leaked Information To Notorious Kidnapper Of Plans To Arrest Him


More facts have emerged of how the suspected notorious kidnapper was freed by soldiers in Taraba State and three policemen and one civilian killed in the process.

Sources disclosed that two policemen actually leaked information to the kidnapper of plans to arrest him, and may have also tip the soldiers at the checkpoint of the arrest.

According to Daily Trust, two policemen working at Ibi Police Division were said to have been arrested by the panel investigating the killing of three policemen and a civilian on August 6 at a checkpoint.

The newspaper reports this morning that the two policemen were arrested for allegedly leaking information to suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, of plans to arrest him.

The arrested policemen have been taken to Abuja.

The panel, it was gathered, had also ordered the arrest of five soldiers, who were on duty at an army checkpoint.

The newspaper further reported that two army checkpoints between the boundary of Wukari and Ibi local government areas have been dismantled.

It was also learnt that the corpses of three policemen and the civilian were moved from Jalingo to Abuja.

It was gathered that 60 people alleged to be working for the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, are now on the run.

Those on the run include the manager of Wadume’s transport business as well as those who benefited from his generosity. A source in Ibi told our reporter that some of them were working as drivers of commercial vehicles and motorcycles belonging to suspected kidnap kingpin.

According to the newspaper’s source, they disappeared two days after the killings of the officials.

The detectives, led by Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP) Abba Kyari, have sealed some houses belonging to the suspected kidnap kingpin in Ibi, the source said