A 33-year-old man who worked in the intelligence department of the Department of State Services (DSS), Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa, has reportedly been killed by kidnappers in Katsina State.

It was gathered that the kidnappers stormed his residence at about 10:30 pm on Saturday, beat his guard to coma, and abducted him. The kidnappers then murdered him even after receiving N5 million as ransom.

According to family sources, 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 initially asked for #13 million ransom. However, after negotiations, they reduced their price tag to N5 million.

A relative told Thisday, “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.

The source said, “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).”

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