KATSINA: DSS Officer Killed After Ransom Was Paid

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On Saturday,  Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa, 33 an opreative of the  Department of State Services (DSS), was abducted at his residence behind federal secretariat in Katsina metropolis.

Prior to his death, he worked with the intelligence department of the service in Abuja. According to reports, the deceased visited Katsina over the weekend with his four year old son to spend the weekend with relatives when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The kidnappers stormed his residence at about 10.30pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to a source;

“He was about entering his residence behind federal secretariat on Saturday night at about 10:30pm after returning from our family house when the kidnappers forcefully removed him from his car after beating his security guard to comma. We reported the incident to Batagarawa police station but nothing was done.

“On Sunday, the kidnappers called through his phone line and demanded N13 million as ransom before they will release him, but after a series of pleading and negotiations they agreed to N5 million and said we should meet them in Charanchi and give them the money.

“We took the N5 million to them on Sunday in Charanchi as negotiated. After the payment, they said we should go and receive him in Kurfi town on Monday morning. But when we reached there, we met his dead body with multiple gunshots on his head, ears and back. We buried him yesterday (Monday).”

No word yet from the Katsina State Police Command as at the filing of this report

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