Damishi Sango, Ex-Sports Minister Kidnapped

Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman ‘demand N100m ransom

Unknown gunmen have whisked away a former Minister of Sports and Plateau State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Damishi Sango.

Although the details of the incident were still sketchy, sources said the victims were abducted on Wednesday along Jere Road, in Kaduna State while on their way to Abuja to attend the convention.

John Akans, Plateau State Publicity Secretary of PDP, had earlier at a press conference held at the party's secretariat in Jos, on Thursday ruled out any connection with politics in the kidnap, and described the road where the kidnap took place as a den of kidnappers.

The kidnappers made contact with Sango's family yesterday afternoon and demanded N100 million ransome.

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.

He said, "The kidnappers are demanding N100m".

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

Mapis quoted Sango as telling family members that the five of them were safe.

"On reaching the vehicle, they found a telephone belonging to his son in the auto".

"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".

He said that the Plateau Police Command had reached out to the Kaduna Command on the matter. But let me confirm that Damishi Sango has been kidnapped because we have received the signal from Kaduna.

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