Today Tuesday(20/8/2019) Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested .

Police spokesman Frank Mba said Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday “in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State.”

The police had earlier arrested Wadume on August 6 in Taraba State but he escaped following a face-off between the police and Nigerian Army along Ibi – Jalingo Road, Taraba State.

The army authorities said the soldiers attacked the police in response to a distress call from members of the community to rescue a kidnapped victim and that the police refused to stop at three consecutive times at army checkpoints and failed to identify themselves as police, hence, prompting the army to suspect them as the kidnappers.