Katsina: Terrorists abduct, kill Gov.’s ‘chief cook’ after collecting N5m ransom

The Chief Cook to Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has reportedly been killed by terrorists after being kidnapped a few days ago in Katsina, the State capital.

The cook, one Lawal Kambarawa, was reportedly kidnapped on his farm while supervising the harvesting of his farm produce.

One of his sons, Ahmed Lawal, who spoke to newsmen yesterday in Katsina, said that their father was kidnapped and killed by the bandits.

He said, “Our father was kidnapped on his farm along Katsina-Jibia international road leading to the Niger Republic. He was told to come to the farm allegedly by the caretaker of the farm when suddenly the bandits appeared and took him away together with our brother who drove him to the farm.

“The bandits later requested us to pay a ransom of N5 million which the family paid. However, the bandits killed our father and released our brother who informed the family that he had been killed”.

When contacted, the deceased former superior, a former Director, Ishaq Karofi, said that the deceased was a nice and humble man.

Karofi said that the man worked under him for 20 years when he was the Secretary of the Katsina State Tenders Board and a member of the State Executive Council.

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