Kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, aka Wadume has dropped a bombshell about how he was fond of playing the philanthropist to the military by gifting fuel to support the service’s operation in Taraba State.
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Wadume disclosed to the effect that he was supporting the military operation in the state and Captain Tijjani Balarabe financially.
“Before then, I wasn’t close to any Army senior officer. When Balarabe was posted to Ibi Town, he went to pay a visit to the Seriki of Ibi Town. The Seriki invited me as the Youth Leader to meet the new Army commander in town. I gave the captain N30,000 cash on that day. Three weeks later, I went to him again and gave him N50,000. I started fuelling Army patrol vehicles whenever they are going on patrol. I do this on every market day. There was even a time I also sent N200,000 to the captain’s bank account,” he was quoted as saying.
Captain Balarabe is at the centre of the killings of civilians and three policemen after the latter arrested Wadume. The former ordered soldiers manning a military-check point to kill his victims and free the kidnap kingpin who was later rearrested.