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Bandits Storm Residence Of Top DSS Official, Kidnap And Kill Him During Ransom Exchange

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A top personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Saturday, September 11, 2020, was ambushed and abducted by bandits at his residence in Katsina, just as he returned from Abuja.

The DSS official identified as Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa who was until his death working with the intelligence department of the DSS Headquarters in Abuja was kidnapped alongside his four-year-old son at his residence behind Federal Secretariat in Katsina metropolis.

The bandits had requested a ransom of N25 million before they could be released to his family.

When Abdullahi Bindawa’s colleagues had gathered the ransom to be delivered to the abductors, a cross-fire ensued between them and the bandits.

While many of the bandits were killed in the crossfire, others who escaped back to the hideout shot Abdullahi Bindawa dead and threw his body in the bush.

A source said, “But when they got to Kurfi as agreed, they met his dead body with multiple gunshots on his head, ears and back.”

A statement from Ambassador Funtua said the late DSS official will be buried today, according to Islamic rites.
Below is a statement from Ambassador Funtua.
Innalillahi Wainna illaihi Rajiun
Allah yayi wa Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa Rasuwa.
Until his death, he was a personnel of DSS working at the HQ in Abuja.
Kidnappers stormed his home in katsina town hours after he entered his house from Abuja where came from,  and whisked him away on Saturday & Demanded 25 million, Colleagues of the deceased (DSS operatives) ambushed the bandits at the point of collecting ransom & exchanged fire with the bandits, which led to the killing of some bandits, the few that escaped went back & shot Sadiq Dead and threw his body in the bush.
He will be buried this morning according to Islamic rights.
Allah ya jikan sadiq da gafara, Allah ya tona asirin mugayen nan.Amin
 Amb Funtua

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