Abductors of Plateau PDP Chieftains Demand N100m for Freedom


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.

Also kidnapped with him are his son, driver, a prominent chieftain of the PDP in Plateau State and another victim that is yet to be identified.

When INDEPENDENT got to the state secretariat of the party Thursday evening, party leaders and stakeholders were holding meetings and making calls to their National Assembly members in Abuja.

State Publicity Secretary of the party, John Akans, said Sango had gone to secure an hotel accommodation for delegates ahead of the Saturday PDP convention in Abuja. "Incidentally, Mangni is the coordinator of one of the aspirants for the position of PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus".

He said, "The kidnappers have contacted the family of Damishi Sango and are demanding for N100 million. They used his phone to reach the family", the source said.

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The NGT was informed that Justice R S Rathore, who had earlier heard the matter, had recused from the bench. We will appeal to the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

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

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.

"We have send a team to the State Police headquarters to report the matter".

The sad incident happened along Jere Road in Kaduna state.

"They are still with their abductors.We are waiting to see whether the kidnappers will reduce the ransom tomorrow. The man has been kidnapped and efforts are on to secure his freedom", he said.