A 33-year-old operative of the Department of State Services, Sadiq Bindawa, in Katsina State has been murdered by suspected kidnappers after collecting N5 million ransom from his friends and relatives.
It was learnt that the late Bindawa was kidnapped last Saturday, September 12, some hours after he arrived Katsina from Abuja where he worked.
According to an eyewitness, 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 were said to have first attacked the private security guards at the entrance of the building before they whisked Bindawa off to an unknown place.
The kidnappers were also said to have contacted his family and friends through his phone, demanding N13million ransom.
It was however 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.
See his photos below: