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.”