Plateau PDP Chairman And Former Sports Minister, Sango, Son Kidnapped

Plateau PDP chairman abducted — 48 hours before convention

Plateau PDP chairman abducted — 48 hours before convention

The Plateau State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango has been allegedly kidnapped, alongside four others in Jere, along the Kaduna/Abuja expressway.

Sango was kidnapped on Wednesday afternoon on his way to Abuja ahead of the PDP national convention scheduled for December 9.

The state police command is yet to make any public statement on the abduction, but the state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. John Akans, confirmed the incident Thursday morning. 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.

Speaking on the demand, Mr. Akans said: "We just received a message that they are demanding N100 million". Mapis, according to the told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), quoted Sango as telling family members that the five of them were safe.

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Sango was abducted alongside a one-time factional state Chairman of the PDP in Pateau State, Emmanuel Mangni. None of them have been released.

"We finished a meeting of the State Working Committee of the Party at about 1:00pm on Wednesday and he left for Abuja in preparation for the PDP convention coming up on Saturday and we spoke with him at about 3:00 pm. I'm on my way to Abuja".

"The abductors have contacted the family".

He said, "The Jere Road has been a flashpoint and Kaduna State is a den of kidnappers". We have no communication with the six occupants of the vehicle including the abductors and no ransom has been made. "We are just so anxious and confused", he said.
He urged security agencies to intensify efforts to ascertain the fate of the victims and rescue them.

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