Kileleyi? PDP Plateau Chairman kidnapped enroute Saturday convention

Damishi Sango

The kidnappers of Damishi Sango, chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.

NAN reports that the former minister, alongside four others that included his son, were abducted on Wednesday along Jere-Garkawa road in Kaduna State, on their way to Abuja for the PDP National Convention.

Speaking to Daily Trust on the incident, the state party Publicity Secretary, John Akans confirmed the ransom demand but stated that state party officials were yet to take any decision as national officers of the party were handling the matter.

He said, "Yes, our chairman, Chief Damishi Sango, and five other persons, including his son, driver and a chieftain of PDP in Plateau State were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening".

"When the Personal Assistance to the Chairman called the mobile phone of the son who was in the vehicle to find out if they had arrived Abuja, the DPO of Jere Police division picked the call and said the phone was found inside an abandoned jeep parked along the road and they suspected that the occupants have been kidnapped".

Sango, it was further learnt was on his way to Abuja to attend his party's national convention slated to hold on Saturday, December 9.

A family member, Mr Jonathan Mapis, who spoke on the issue, said that the victims were abducted "around 5.30 p.m".

PDP Plateau state Chairman, Hon.

"The abductors have contacted the family".

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.

"They told us that the vehicle was with them and there was no occupant". "The man has been kidnapped and efforts are on to secure his freedom", he said.

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