Hamisu notorious Taraba kidnapper, contested 2019 state assembly election

Mr. Hamisu Wadume, Taraba notorious kidnapper contested the  state house of assembly election in 2019.

Hamisu Wadume, contested election under the platform of Young Democratic Party.

The party has since denied him, saying he is not their member.

Wadume, was the notorious kidnapper that his arrest led to the killing of three policemen by the soldiers in their attempt to free him.

Soldiers opened fire on the policemen who arrested Wadume at Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State, setting him free from arrest.

Denying Wadume, the party said it does not have any record showing he is their member.

The party denied that he contested the Taraba State House of Assembly election during the 2019 general elections.

Mr. Ibrahim Jauro, the party National Publicity Secretary, in a statement charged the security personnel to ensure that the truth behind the policemen killing are unravel.

Part of the statement reads, “our attention has been drawn to unsubstantiated information circulating in the social media that one Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, an alleged kidnap kingpin who escaped from the custody of the Police while under arrest and during a disturbing confrontation between Police and Army officers in Ibi LGA a few days ago, is a member of the YDP and contested the Taraba State House of Assembly under our party’s flag in 2019.

“The YDP wishes to state categorically that two party members from Ibi LG procured EOI/Nomination forms for the position of member, Taraba State House of Assembly and Alhaji Hamisu Wadume was not one of them.

“We have no record of his membership whatsoever.

“Members of the public are hereby asked to disregard the posts and other information linking the alleged suspect to the YDP,” the release added.

However, a visit to Ibi community shows that Wadume indeed contested election into the state house of assembly in 2019.

Community residents, told journalists how Wadume suddenly became rich and was helping huge number of youth.

They said, he has built houses for some persons in the community.

A gesture some of the residents have since said they are disappointed, having discovered that he is a kidnapper.

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