Plateau PDP Chairman, Son Kidnapped

Damishi Sango

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

The abductors of Plateau State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.

MSango, who was a Minister of Sport under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was kidnapped on Wednesday alongside his son and two others.

Sango, and his entire entourage were said to be on their way to Abuja ahead of the PDP's December 9 national convention.

The statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr John Akans, said: "While we trust the security agents to be on top of the situation, we invite the families of those involved, friends, associates and our members at all levels to remain calm and continue to pray for their safety and quick return".

"It was the Police who called his family and intimated them of the incident because his son's phone was seen inside the vehicle".

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The incident was said to have occured while they were in transit from Jos to Abuja in preparations for the party's national convention.

Mapis, however, said that no one had contacted the family so far.

Sango was abducted with his companions along Jere-Kagarko road in Kaduna state while travelling in a Lexus jeep which has now been stationed at the Jere police station.

"On reaching the vehicle, they found a telephone belonging to his son in the auto". When they discovered that he was a party Chairman, they made such a demand, thinking there is money. When his personal assistant couldn't get him when he tried to reach him, he called his son's line and it was picked by one of the policemen.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said efforts were on to rescue the captives. We want to know if they (abductees) are alive and in good condition.

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