The bombshell report of the killing of three policemen while arresting kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, by the soldiers has continued to reverberate.
It has however emerged that Wadume is a fan favourite in some parts of Taraba State including Ibi, Jalingo, and Wukari, according to Daily Trust.
The paper wrote that the fugitive kidnapper was well loved by the locals on account of his generosity saying in the last two years he has doled out more than 40 motorcycles and cars to people of the said communities.
“If you have any financial problem just meet Wadume he will solve it,” it quoted an Ibi resident as saying.
Suspicion has usually swirled around the source of his money given that he is no rich parents or any job.
To recap, Wadume escaped after the youths in the town chased the policemen that arrested him, accusing them of being kidnappers to some soldiers at military checkpoint who in turn opened fire on police and killed them in the line of duty.