UPDATE: PDP Chairman Abductors Demand N100m
It seems it is open season on politicians in Nigeria.
The abductors of former Minister of Youth and Sport and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State, Damishi Sango, his son and four others have demanded ransom of N100 million.
The six were abducted on Wednesday, December 6, along Abuja-Jos Road.
They were on their way to attend the PDP’s national convention scheduled for Saturday, December 9 in Abuja.
The gunmen were said to have forced Sango’s SUV to stop before whisking all the occupants away while abandoning the car.
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A family source said the abductors were in contact with the family.
The source said, Sango, his son, Emmanuel Mangni, the driver, an orderly and one other occupant of the abandoned the vehicle are still alive.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that Sango spoke with the family at about 12noon and affirmed they are safe.
Also the State Publicity Secretary of the party, John Akans, who briefed journalists at the party secretariat, said the abductors spoke with the family and demanded for N100 million ransom.
He said the party which is in opposition does not have such amount to doll out and called on party faithfuls to pray fervently.
Akans said the kidnap of the party chairman has demoralised the moral of the party delegates from Plateau who are expected to take off on Friday.
He said the state will participate in the convention but in low spirit if the Chairman and five others are not released before Saturday.
He called on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to take drastic measure and ensure that Sango, his son and four others are rescued alive.
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