Kidnap kingpin Wadume is building mosque – Taraba resident


It has emerged that kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala better known as Wadume is building a mosque in Ibi area of Taraba State where he hails from.

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Wadume, who was on the run after some soldiers attached to 93 Battalion, Takum, believed to be working in cahoots with the criminal suspect, extricated him from police who arrested him, and killed two of the officers including two civilians.

He was however, rearrested on Monday evening in Layin Mai Allo Hotoro community area of Kano State.

The news that Wudume is into kidnapping came as a rude shock to Ibi residents. The millionaire kidnapper was popular for his philanthropic gestures in the community with some residents recalling his good deeds including funding the building of a mosque after his re-arrest in an interview with

“Wadume is constructing a mosque in our area. The project is almost completed and his arrest will stall the project,” the paper quoted an unnamed resident as saying.

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