Gunmen kidnap son of PDP chairman

08 December, 2017, 09:47 | Author: Sherman Richardson
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Damishi Sango, the state chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Plateau has reportedly been kidnapped alongside his son.

The identity of other victims who were abducted has been disclosed as Emmanuel Mangnin, another chieftain of the PDP, the chairman's driver and one other person.

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.

The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr John Akans told reporters that the chairman left Jos on Wednesday afternoon for the national convention when the incident occurred. "Incidentally, Mangni is the coordinator of one of the aspirants for the position of PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus".

Akans said the kidnappers have not contacted the family or PDP members.

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

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"The abductors have contacted the family". Mapis, according to the told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 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".

They were seen making final preparations for the movement of delegates of the party to Abuja for participation in tomorrow's national convention of PDP.

"They told us that the auto was with them and there was no occupant".

However, the Kaduna State Police Command has said special forces had been dispatched to rescue Sango and four others.

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