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Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman 'demand N100m ransom'

08 December 2017

Jos-Kidnappers of the former Minister of Sports and Plateau State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chairman, Damishi Sango, have reportedly called the family to demand N100 million ransom, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, John Akans, has confirmed.

It was gathered that the former PDP guber aspirant, who left his house in Jos in the afternoon of Wednesday for the party's National convention slated for Saturday, was stopped by his abductors before he was taken away alongside his driver to an unidentified area.

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

"Yes, it is true, the abductors of Hon Damishi T. Sango are demanding a ransom of N100m", he said.

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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.

A family member, Mr Jonathan Mapis, who spoke on the issue, said that the victims were abducted "around 5.30 p.m". When they discovered that he was a party Chairman, they made such a demand, thinking there is money. "They used his phone to reach the family", the source said. I woke up this morning with a lot of missed calls and when I called his personal assistant, he broke the news that Chairman was kidnapped on his way to Abuja.

Earlier on Thursday, Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna command, told TheCable that the police received a distress call around 6pm on Wednesday.

"The incident happened in Jere, Kaduna State, and is not under my jurisdiction".

Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman 'demand N100m ransom'