Abductors of Plateau PDP Chieftains Demand N100m for Freedom

Ahead of PDP Nat’l Convention gunmen kidnap party’s state chairman son others

The son of the Peoples Democratic Party, Plateau State Damishi Sango, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Sango, who was also a former Minister of Sports during the Obasanjo presidency, was abducted alongside his son, driver, a bigwig of the PDP in Plateau State Mr Emmanuel Mangnin, and another victim that is yet to be identified.

Speaking to Daily Trust on the incident, the state party Publicity Secretary, John Akans confirmed the ransom demand but stated that state party officials were yet to take any decision as national officers of the party were handling the matter. But at about 6p.m., when someone called one of the persons Sango travelled with, a policeman picked the call and told him (caller) that they found the phone in a vehicle abandoned on the road.

A source told TheCable that the kidnappers contacted Sango's family on Thursday afternoon to make known their demand.

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-They were reportedly travelling in preparation for the party's national convention scheduled to hold on Saturday. "We hope that security agencies will not only see to the release of the PDP chairman and other traveling party officials but put an end to kidnapping on that road".

Mapis, however, said that no one had contacted the family so far. "I'm on my way to Abuja".

He said the Plateau Command was working in synergy with the Kaduna office to rescue the victims and possibly arrest those behind the incident. We want to know if they (abductees) are alive and in good condition. But let me confirm that Damishi Sango has been kidnapped because we have received the signal from Kaduna.

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