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A 33-year-old operative of the Department of State Services identified as Sadiq Bindawa, has been killed by kidnappers in Katsina State after collecting N5 million ransom from his friends and relatives.
Late Bindawa was said to have been abducted on Saturday, September 12, few hours after he arrived Katsina from Abuja where he worked.
According to an eyewitness account, the kidnappers were said to have trailed him to his house located behind the Federal Secretariat Complex, Dandagoro area, Katsina around 10.30 p.m.
The kidnappers first attacked the private security guards at the entrance of the building before whisking Bindawa off to an unknown place.
It was further learned that the kidnappers contacted his family and friends through his phone and demanded N13million ransom which was later reduced to N5m, but Bindawa’s corpse was discovered at Kurfi town on Sunday morning after the payment was made.
“We went to Kurfi on Sunday hoping to pick him as directed but we saw only his corpse with parts of the body riddled with bullets. We reported the incident at the Batagarawa Police Station.” a friend said.
Bindawa’s remains have been buried in Katsina on Monday morning, September 14.