A suspected Nigerian "kidnap kingpin", who escaped in a shootout between the army and police, has been rearrested.
POLICE RE-ARREST NOTORIOUS KIDNAP KINGPIN— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) August 20, 2019
ALHAJI HAMISU BALA WADUME pic.twitter.com/vjEY5GRt7y
In a video tweeted by Nigerian Police, Mr Wadume admits in Hausa that the soldiers helped him escape by cutting off his handcuffs.
Police rearrest notorious kidnap kingpin Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wudume. pic.twitter.com/ubFdMErLTc— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) August 20, 2019
Mr Wadume has been on the police's wanted list for several high-profile kidnap cases that include a recent abduction where a ransom of about $275,293 (£226,478) was paid.
It highlights the fractious relationship between Nigeria's security agencies as they fight Islamist insurgents in the north-east, confront deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen and rampant kidnappings nationwide.