An operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa, aged 33, has been killed by his abductors after yet collecting a ransom of N5 million.
The deceased, who worked with the intelligence department at DSS headquarters in Abuja was abducted from his home behind the federal secretariat, Katsina, on Saturday while visiting with his four-year-old son last Friday to spend the weekend with their relations.
It was learnt that the kidnappers, after negotiations, reduced their price tag to N5 million from N13m while consenting to meet in Charanchi area.
“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.
“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).”A relation told the press.