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Masari’s Chief Cook Kidnapped, Killed By Bandits

A man said to be the Chief Cook to Katsina State govérnor, Aminu Bello Masari, was kidnapped by armed bandits a few days ago in Katsina, the state capital.

The cook, Alhaji 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 on Monday in Katsina, said that their father was kidnapped and killed by the bandits.

“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,” he said.

When contacted, the deceased former Director, Alhaji 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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