Ahead of PDP Nat'l Convention, gunmen kidnap party's state chairman, son, others

Postado Dezembro 08, 2017

Sango, a serial governorship aspirant, is the current Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State.

PDP Deputy Chairman in Plateau Amos Gombi, who also confirmed the incident, said that Sango and his team were abducted on their way to Abuja.

A family member, Mr. Jonathan Mapis, said the victims were abducted on their way to Abuja for the Saturday PDP National Convention, when the abductees got them. Damishi Sango has been kidnapped with five others along Jere village, Kaduna State.

"The police told his family about the incident because his son's phone was seen inside the vehicle".

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

The former minister was said to have left Jos around 2pm for Abuja for the party's National Convention when the abductors took him on the way.

PDP Plateau state Chairman, Hon. I woke up this morning with a lot of missed calls and when I called his personal assistant, he broke the news that Chairman was kidnapped on his way to Abuja.

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

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

Former Commissioner of Finance in the state, Davou Mang, and PDP supporters, stormed the PDP Secretariat, in Jos, at about 7:00a.m. on Thursday, expressing grief over the sad incident.

Tyopev said that the Plateau Police Command had reached out to the Kaduna Command on the matter. "We are just so anxious and confused", he said.
He urged security agencies to intensify efforts to ascertain the fate of the victims and rescue them.