Gunmen kill DSS official after collecting N5m as ransom

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Some unknown gunmen have killed an official of the Department of State Services (DSS), Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa, in Katsina state.

The 33-year-old officer was murdered even after his abductors received N5 million as ransom.

Bindawa, worked with the intelligence department, DSS headquarters in Abuja but was kidnapped on Saturday from his residence behind the federal secretariat in Katsina.

The gang stormed the residence at about 10:30 pm.

Family sources revealed that the deceased and his four-year-old son visited the state last Friday to spend the weekend with their relatives.

They disclosed that the assailants, after negotiations, reduced their N13 million price tag to N5 million.

A relative said: “He was about entering his residence behind federal secretariat after returning from our family house when the kidnappers removed him from his car after beating his security guard to coma. We reported the incident to Batagarawa police station but nothing was done.”

The source said the kidnappers agreed for a meeting in the Charanchi area.

“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).”

Former Kaduna Federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani condemned the murder of Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa, calling for immediate prosecution of the killers.

According to him the narrative of DSS officer’s death is lamentable.

Sani wrote: “The Brutal murder of Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa a DSS personel from Katsina state in the hands of kidnappers stands condemned.

“The narrative of his death is lamentable. His killers and their associates must be apprehended and brought to book. May Allah grant him Aljanna Firdausi. Amin.”
Source:Patmos media online

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