Abductors of Plateau Chairman Demand N100m Ransom

Abductors of Plateau Chairman Demand N100m Ransom

Former Nigerian Sports Minister and Plateau State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Damishi Sango has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday evening along the Kafanchan- Abuja highway. Damishi Sango has been kidnapped with five others along Jere village, Kaduna State.

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

The victims were on their way from Jos to Abuja to submit the list of delegates from the state to the party's National Secretariat, preparatory to the National Convention of the PDP slated for Saturday.

He said, "The kidnappers are demanding N100m". He said: "The abductors have contacted the family".

A family member, Mr Jonathan Mapis, who spoke on the issue, said that the victims were abducted "around 5.30 p.m". "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". "I'm on my way to Abuja".

The party spokesman disclosed that the jeep belonging to the former minister had been found by security agents with two telephones belonging to his son that was kidnapped along with him. 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.

However, the Kaduna State Police Command has said special forces had been dispatched to rescue Sango and four others. We have no communication with the six occupants of the vehicle including the abductors and no ransom has been made.

"The incident happened in Jere, Kaduna State, and is not under my jurisdiction. The man has been kidnapped and efforts are on to secure his freedom", he said.

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