Some residents of Ibi town have stated that they will miss the generosity of arrested billionaire kidnapper, Hamisu Wadume, Punch reports.
Wadume was rearrested at Lai Mai , in Alo Holo area of Kano State by the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police on Monday.
Reacting to his arrest, an Ibi resident , Yahaya Maikifi Ibi , descrived it as a sad news to the people of Angwan Motori in Serkin Kudu area of Ibi in Taraba State. Giving reasons, he said:
“ He was a benevolent philanthropist that did not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity , religion or tribe .
“ Wadume is constructing a mosque in our area . The project is almost completed and his arrest will stall the project , ” Yahaya Maikifi Ibi said .
Another resident, Michael Adi, stated that a borehole which Wadume inaugurated in their town would serve as a monument in remembering him.
“ I wish you were here to see the mood of the people . Nobody is happy over the development .
“ Let’ s be truthful to ourselves , Hamisu has done well with the people of Ibi and beyond .
“ For some of us here , he has done well by eliminating poverty out of some families , ” Adi said
On the contrary, former caretaker chairman of Ibi Local Government Council , Adasho Johnson, stated that the arrest was good because it will lift the siege placed on the town which made traditional leaders, religious leaders and the community leaders lived in fear following the “ indiscriminate arrest of the people of Ibi over Wadume ’ s escape. ”
“ Now that the man in the eye of the storm has been arrested , we will have a relief .
“ We will also wait in good faith to know the true state of the allegations against him. ”